Though many yearned for Kyrie Irving to lead an otherwise fledgling franchise through a time of disarray, the two-time NBA All-Star admits that he was anything but. “Everybody asks me if this is my year to be a leader … I haven’t been so far though, not at all,” Irving said in an interview with
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was one of the latest professional athletes to accept the “Ice Bucket Challenge” for ALS awareness. In doing so, he passed the challenge on to three other individuals, including R&B star Chris Brown. Check it out below to see how the reigning NBA All-Star MVP handles the sub-zero water
Analyzing the statistics on the soon-to-be-acquired power forward Where does Kevin Love rank in the NBA’s elite class? Confidently, I’d say he’s a top-12 player. In case you haven’t done this exercise in a while, it is indeed very difficult to rank NBA players. We know pretty well that the top three are LeBron James,
The Daily News in Philly is reporting that the Cavaliers’ deal with the Timberwolves might not be exactly as Adrian Wojnarowski reported yesterday. A source informed the Daily News that the Sixers will be sending veteran forward Thaddeus Young to Minnesota for a package that will include Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the 2013
As if the addition of head coach David Blatt wasn’t enough, the 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers will (by all accounts) feature substantial upgrades and small forward and power forward as well. So how will all of this work? Coach Nick from BBALLBREAKDOWN takes a look at the Cavs’ summer league (coached by Blatt) in addition to
Happy Friday folks. Here’re my weekly week-ending sports thoughts. Enjoy the GLC tonight! Results aren’t guaranteed but… Last week while on vacation I was a negative Nelly. Coming off what I consider to be a pretty miserable MLB trade deadline, that’s just where my head was. This week, things are very different. I’m still disappointed
Carrying a fledgling team in the Western Conference can be a tough task. Kevin Love, for all of his incredible box scores and proclamations of being the best power forward in the NBA, has yet to yield a playoff appearance. Since being drafted in 2008, Love’s game has not only allowed for year-over-year improvement, but
Now that Woj has dropped his bomb, I finally feel it’s appropriate to see some Kevin Love highlights. I have admitted numerous times that even as I know Kevin Love is good, I haven’t actually watched him play a ton of games. Hopefully his buckets come far easier when he’s playing alongside LeBron James and
Let’s talk about age. The Cavaliers are reportedly close to signing 36-year-old Shawn Marion. This is on top of the official signings of 34-year-old Mike Miller and 33-year-old James Jones. And the recent trade for 34-year-old Brendan Haywood. And the possible signing of 39-year-old Ray Allen. Suddenly, the Cavs look kinda old, no? Oh well.
Happy Tuesday, WFNY! I wake up at 5:00 am every weekday morning, and I watch the local CBS affiliate news until 5:30 when I start getting ready for work. Why am I telling you this? Well, as a result, my TV is generally on CBS when I turn it on. On Monday nights, I usually
The subject of boundless speculation and criticism that often bordered on unfair, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving opened up during an interview with Las Vegas media to discuss pressure, the last few years of life in Cleveland, and what it’s like to be in the crosshairs of daily journalism while playing for a struggling organization.
Kevin Love. Andrew Wiggins. It’s been exhausting, and we’re looking at four more weeks of it as the No.1 overall pick’s contract clock ticks. Granted, it’s not “LeBron James” exhausting. It’s more nervous excitement. The Cavaliers are going to have three REALLY good players one way or another. I’ve been quite outspoken in my desire
Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters is one of 13 NBA players named to USA Basketball’s Men’s Select Team. The Select Team is essentially a practice squad for the Men’s National Team. Kyrie Irving was on the Men’s Select Team prior to the last Olympics. “USA Basketball’s Select Teams are critical for getting some of the game’s
Happy Tuesday WFNY! I have to be honest, for sports fans like myself, the period from MLB post-All Star break to the start of the NFL season can be a bit of a drag. It’s not that I dislike watching the Indians. In fact, I have them on right now as I am writing this
Coach K was on CBS Sports Radio and talked about the Cavaliers and trading for Kevin Love. “I think there’s absolutely not one second of hesitancy,” Krzyzewski said on The John Feinstein Show. “I’d trade for Kevin Love. That’s not saying anything about any of the other (players involved in the deal). Love’s an All-Star.”
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will take his shiny, new contract extension to Las Vegas where he will join 18 other NBA players as members of this summer’s U.S. national team roster. Irving will join a litany of point guards—Chicago’s Derrick Rose, Portland’s Damian Lillard, and Golden State’s Steph Curry—as some of the hand-picked talents to potentially
Lost in all of the news surrounding LeBron James’ return to Cleveland was official word that the team inked All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to his contract extension. While the deal is set to conceivably keep Irving in Wine and Gold through 2020, the former No. 1 pick can opt out after his fourth season.
I spent nearly four years holding onto a lot of hard feelings when it came to LeBron James. A lot of us did. The first year could only be described as raw and open wound hatred. The second year, culminating with LeBron’s first championship, was acceptance. What Cleveland had been resisting had happened, and even
The full court press is on for the services of LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers could be getting help from their newly signed star. According to Fox Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico, Kyrie Irving is making a pitch to LeBron James about joining the Cavaliers. Amico goes on to say that ESPN reported Irving saying to LeBron
One of the best qualities of Waiting For Next Year is the diverse interests of our many writers. After the draft, I asked two of my WFNY colleagues for their take on Andrew Wiggins and his key areas of highlight/criticism going forward. Enjoy. Jacob: All three of us wrote about Wiggins. Kirk, in your film