August 26, 2014

Kyrie Irving continues to screw with Cavs fans

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With less than a week remaining in the regular season, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving continues to play games with Cavalier fans who are concerned about the All-Star point guard’s future with the team. This past weekend, Irving vaguetweeted in a way that would make a teen girl blush out of admiration, putting the following tweet in quotes.

A quick Google search leads to nothing in the way of a well-known (or even obscure referenced) quote. Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Jodie Valade dug into the ever-enlightening pages of UrbanDictionary to find out that “jumping the fence” means “the moment when you are trapped in a bad situation, and you are quickly trying to get away, hoping things won’t get worse.”

Earlier this month, the point guard was the subject of an interview wherein he was not painted in a pretty light, one which stated that “his camp” had been intimating that he yearns to leave Cleveland. The rumors were quickly refuted, Irving stating that reporters should “be man or woman enough” and ask him directly. Well, on Monday, Irving was questioned about the tweet, to which he responded, “I’m going to let you dissect that. I’m just going to let you dissect that. Whatever you want to think about that.”

The Cavaliers could be eying up a ninth-place finish in the Eastern Conference, placing them with the worst odds at the NBA Lottery and one spot outside of the postseason—this is commonly known as NBA Limbo. Irving is expected to be offered a contract extension this summer, which he could accept or decline. He’s just 22 years old, has all the talent in the world, and continues to be scrutinized every step of the way. He can will his team to victory one night and take the next one off, expecting nothing in the way of direct or indirect recourse. He holds most of the cards, but has grown increasingly frustrated when being asked to show them. Whatever he meant by that tweet, it’s going to be a long two months.

(Photo via Scott Sargent/WFNY)

  • maxfnmloans

    oddly enough my gubmint name is also in urban dictionary. I think my parents wanted me to be a porn star

  • xvfp

    When talked about behind his back: Ask me directly.
    When asked directly: I’m gonna let you draw your own conclusions.

    What a prick.

  • broccoli phil

    has this guy helped the Cavs get better in his time here? LeBron made the Cavs relevant immediately and got them to the post-season/finals. Kyrie can’t get them out of the lottery. LeBron leaving hurt…bad. This guy leaving won’t mean a thing. This guy is a Marbury.

  • Wow

    Time to grow up Irving.

  • mgbode

    The Cavs are still playing?

  • Guest

    Everyone can stop commenting. This guy wins.

  • http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/ Charles Luzar

    Everyone can stop commenting. This guy wins. http://37.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltsli8lFG11r5qrimo1_250.gif

  • Steve

    They stopped on April 2, with Irving playing no small part in that decision.

  • Andiamo Tribe

    LeBron will also go down as the greatest or 2nd greatest player to ever touch a basketball.

    Kyrie is an effective player who plays with 2 other ball dominant guards. Mike Brown is so incompetent offensively that Kyrie and Dion regressed early in the year in terms of chemistry.

  • Steve

    I said it when they got slapped around by Atlanta in the must-win game of the season. How can you justify giving this kid max money right now? Before we even get to the non-existent leadership, he just hasn’t been good enough on the court.

  • KYRIZZZLE

    I wouldn’t read too much into this, sounds like a 22 year old tweeted his fortune cookie fortune.

    Cavs have the 9th worst record in the NBA so we should still be able to grab a good player.

  • Tron

    Trade

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    In Miami no doubt!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Dude I asked this days ago ketchup!

  • Hopwin

    Can we get rid of the Cavs?

  • Wow

    Just one more game!

  • boomhauertjs

    I fully expect him to try to force his way out. After what we went through with Lebron, I’m not losing any sleep if Kyrie leaves town.

  • Robbie

    Cut, Sit, Trade, Anything.

    If the Cavs were even worth watching I might care about all this drama with Kyrie. At this point, let Dion get what he wants and become the head guy on this team.

    I’m so fed up with all of these stories with Kyrie. When there’s smoke, there’s fire and I can’t see through all of this smoke.

  • Geust

    Ouch…. Starbury? Is that worse than Stevie Frachise? Let’s ask Isaiah Thomas when he arrives in Independence.

  • Geust

    He jumped the fence and sprained his ankle on the landing. Looks like he’ll be out a few games.

  • hutch058

    I’m done with #2

  • Hopwin

    You are an idiot.

  • bossman09

    Bye.

  • BenRM

    Clearly the only option is to fire Gilbert (OMG the worst right?), fire Brown (terrible horrible no good very bad coach) trade KI (he’s not even a WINNER!), build this team around Delly and TT (hustle, heart, and effort! Blue collar is what wins in sportsball!).

    Only option. I’ll accept nothing less. Ever. I will rage and post this exact same comment every time anyone ever mentions the Cavs in anything. Even if they’re talking Virginia Cavaliers, I will post this comment.

  • technivore

    Would anyone object if @cavsdan moved the Cavs to Seattle? The question is if Seattle would even want them.

  • The Inferno

    Can we trade the Cavs for the Jackets?

  • Hopwin

    Will you marry me?

  • Steve

    Sigh, hyperbole is not necessary. This team clearly has some serious flaws and needs some major changes before they’re going to contend. One is Irving getting his act together. And if he can’t, then you have to figure out how to build a contender without him.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I just made #2!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    If Gilbert sold the team.

  • wildrover4

    Absolutely, I love the Cavs and winters are long enough in Cleveland as it is.

  • wildrover4

    Is he going to sign with the Globetrotters? He’s seems to do better in games when dribbling is more important than defense.

  • Letterman007

    Trade the malcontent and get rid of the others that refuse to show the effort needed to right this team!! I’d rather loose with the max effort being shown, than these prima donna’s crap they pull! Mike Brown has no GUTS to stand up to these lackeys!!!

  • stewie

    Difference between Kyrie and Dion? Dion plays the game…Kyrie plays games. Trade him. The team was better when he was out.

  • Atimhelladope

    Can we get rid of your mom?

  • Hopwin

    I guess it you want.

  • r2d2c3pO

    He’s coming to nyk next year that’s why his page is called Waiting For Next Year. Or you can say waiting for New York. Come on ppl he has all his family in NY and NJ he wants to come home. Our son will come back home. Say goodbye to kyrie