Found February 14, 2013 on
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Metaphors are a funny thing. In the National Basketball Association, seven seconds can turn a prince in to a pauper. It was the “seven seconds or less” offense that ultimately earned Mike D’Antoni two large market jobs. Reggie Miller used the large part of seven seconds when he drained two consecutive three-pointers against the New York Knicks in 1995.
And it was the same seven seconds that turned Cleveland Cavaliers’ rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters’ bold-faced pimp walk into a charlie-horsed limp. The kid would need a cane.
As their contest against the San Antonio Spurs was winding down, Waiters — one of the main reasons the Wine and Gold found themselves knotted up with the best team in basketball during the game’s final seconds — slowly brought the ball up the court. Once the rookie hit the three-point line, he morphed into a chubby version of Allen Iverson, dashing to his left before a massive jab step to his right created space for a 20-foot step-back jump shot that found no...
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Brandon Knight is going to be hearing about this one for sometime. It looks like he's playing the shell game on the streets of New York except Kyrie left the shells at home and just used his dazzling handiwork instead. Poor guy--but in his defense this Kyrie Irving kid is pretty good.
There is no doubting the fact that Kyrie Irving is one of the rising superstars in this league and that he should become one of the greatest players of this generation. At 19, he has already won the Rookie of the Year award and is already an All-Star. He is the highest scoring point guard in the NBA and sixth overall and has it been mentioned that he is only 19? He has not yet reached...
Boston, Charlotte and Cleveland are among the top teams interested in former No. 1 pick, Greg Oden, who hasn’t played in the NBA in over two years. It is being reported that the 7 footer is leaning towards the team that is expected to offer him a guaranteed 2-year deal, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to Sam Amico, Fox Sports Ohio:
Sources said over the weekend Oden has been...
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Cavaliers coach Byron Scott has challenged the team's point guard, Kyrie Irving, to a three-point shooting contest in a competition that will take place on Tuesday.
As suspected by many leading up to this weekend’s festivities, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh will start in the All-Star game in place of injured point guard Rajon Rondo.
Miami Heat head coach Eric Spolestra was given the final decision and chose one of his players over other point guards in Cleveland’ s Kyrie Irving and Philadelphia’s Jrue Holiday. Bosh will start alongside...
Everyone has different opinions when it comes to basketball. It’s funny, because it seems like basketball should be the easiest sport to objectively breakdown due to a lot of built-in factors with the sport 1 . But there are still massive disagreements all the time on whether players are good or not.
Of course, words like “good” and “bad” can and do mean different things...
Yesterday afternoon I caught up with our old friend and former co-host of the Wine and Gold Podcast Glenn Moore from Cleveland.com.
Mr. Moore and I discussed the chances of Kyrie Irving winning the 3-point shoot-out, the article I wrote comparing Irving to Mark Price last week and the trade possibilities surrounding Big Mo Speights.
The link to that episode of Cleveland...
Talk about a strange game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers played the San Antonio Spurs about as tough as you could possibly hope, and they did it on a night in which Kyrie Irving arguably played the worst game of his career since his debut game against the Raptors last season.
The Cavaliers came out strong and rose a combination of impressive bench play (especially on defense) and an unexpected...
The matchup for tonight's game when the San Antonio Spurs visit the Cleveland Cavaliers before the All-Star break will be between Tony Parker and Kyrie Irving.
The last time these two players faced off against each other was last season during a lockout shortened season. The Spurs took care of the Cavaliers easily in a 125-90 victory. The game saw Parker only play 23 minutes...
Fast forward to next year and nights like Monday, hopefully, will be unacceptable.
As for right now, a loss to a hobbled and reeling Minnesota Timberwolves is one that can be taken, reluctantly, with a grain of salt. Chalk it up to the growing pains of a young and inexperienced basketball team.
It's hard to tell if that eases the pain or enhances it--that the Cavs have...
The NBA’s best first- and second-year players will face off tonight in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, which has the distinction of being the only NBA game to feature less defense than the All-Star Game (and a handful of Sacramento Kings games).
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving, MVP of last year’s Rising Stars Challenge, headlines this year’s event. (Photo by Mike...
We all know that the best part of watching the NBA Rising Stars game is the insane dunks that will happen during the exhibition.So far, the best jam came courtesy of Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Dion Waiters who took a nice feed off the backboard from Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker:
With the Cavaliers having two rookies playing prominent minutes, WFNY thought it would beneficial to see how the fresh meat around the league is faring in comparison with the Cavalier rookies. Each week, we’ll have NBA rookie power rankings where we’ll rack and stack the freshman class of the NBA. The rankings will be weighted with the most recent games carrying the most importance...