go to MSN.com
Found February 15, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:

Via Cosby Sweaters:

The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge has turned into a mostly ho-hum affair, due in most part to mixing rookies and sophomores as teammates — thus removing any incentive to play even half-heartedly. Friday was no different, as Team Chuck destroyed Team Shaq by a score of…well, that’s not important. What is important is that around the 5:30 mark of the second half, Kyrie Irving must have sensed the viewing audience’s collective yawn, and immediately sucked them back in with a little razzle-dazzle — at the expense of poor Brandon Knight.

Knight did come back at Irving at the opposite end, and the two guards traded crossovers on each other over the next few possessions, putting a cap on an otherwise forgettable night.

1 Comment:
  • Nothing's going right for Kentucky Cat's, including Knight getting taken by a former Blue Devil. Bad year fellow Cats.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Kyrie Irving Makes Brandon Knight Look Foolish

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.

Kyrie Irving Breaks Brandon Knight’s Ankles During Rising Stars Challenge (Video)

The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge is simply a pickup game during NBA All Star Friday that allows 1st and 2nd year NBA players the chance to shine and get ridiculous buckets. The game can get boring at times, but it always helps when a young star with handle or hops can take the night over.  That guy with the handles last night, Kyrie Irving, might have the best handle on the planet...

Kyrie Irving Breaks Brandon Knight's Ankles in Rising Stars Game (Video)

Second year Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving breaks Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight's ankles with a dirty crossover in the Rising Stars game last night.  Check out the video below. Check out our Home Page for more stories and follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Cleveland Cavaliers: Advanced Stats Show that the Cavaliers are Nothing Without Kyrie Irving

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...

Cavaliers limp into All-Star break where Kyrie Irving won’t have much of one

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...

Kyrie Irving wins Three-point shoot out

It was a coming out party for Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving. The sophomore left Brandon Knight on skates during the rising stars challenge and took the top spot in the “Footlocker Three-Point Shoot-Out.” Check the highlights:

Kyrie Irving puts Brandon Knight on skates during the Rising Stars Challenge

The BBVA Rising Stars game had a few highlights. One of the best moments, when Cavs Kyrie Irving put Pistons Brandon Knight on skates.

NBA News: Chris Bosh to start in All-Star Game over Kyrie Irving

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...

Irving's mentality helped defeat Bonner, win 3-Point Contest

Kyrie Irving was featured in the 3-Point Contest on Saturday night, a skill he's not known much for in the league despite shooting 42% from beyond the arc. The men he was going up against were known for this and probably viewed as favorites for the event, namely San Antonio Spurs' Matt "Red Mamba" Bonner and New York Knicks' Steve Novak. These two reserves don...

Talking Cavs with Glenn and dealing with Dion's defense

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...

While We’re Waiting…Kyrie earns respect, OSU/Wisc, Bourn notes

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com.   “”This weekend was just basically about earning everybody’s respect and getting a chance for people to see me who don’t usually see me,” Irving said. “We...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Joe Torre: I 'feel terrible' for forgetting to thank Steinbrenner

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre admitted he screwed up during his 28-minute Hall of Fame induction speech, because he failed to thank former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. “I missed thanking the most obvious guy in the world when you’re talking about the Yankees,” a visibly shaken Torre told the New York Daily News. “I mentioned George, but my plan was to thank...
Via Intrigue Sports
8 hours ago

Jeff Gordon wins record fifth Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon captured his record 5th victory at the Brickyard 400 on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Via Gamedayr
13 hours ago

Red Sox reportedly pursuing Matt Kemp

After a move that sent Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox are continuing to listen to more offers as the trade deadline approaches. The Sox acquired right handed pitcher Heath Hembree and lefty Edwin Escobar from the Giants. Hembree was the No.7 ranked prospect in the Giants’ minor league system while Escobar was their No. 2 prospect...
Via The Sideline
13 hours ago

LeBron announces 'new' Cavs jersey number on Instagram

LeBron James announced on his Instagram that he will be going back to number 23 with the Cavaliers
Via Gamedayr
17 hours ago

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette flubs headline about Penn State hiring

We’re not sure how this got through without anyone at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wondering if this headline could be received poorly, but the paper probably wants this one back right about now. No name. Just woman. pic.twitter.com/NdAQWvFAUi — Virginia Montanez (@JanePitt) July 27, 2014 @JanePitt Maybe the future bylines for PG writers should be WOMAN (with name then underneath...
Via College Spun
17 hours ago

Cristiano Ronaldo denies hiring Lil Wayne as manager

Popular hip-hop star Jay-Z officially became a sports agent last summer, and has already landed well-known players such as Robinson Cano and Kevin Durant as clients. He’s already had success with his new business, Roc Nation Sports, helping Cano land a huge 10-year, $240 million contract during free agency last year. Apparently Jay-Z isn’t the only rapper trying to get in the...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago

Giants CB learns unusual skill to help with interceptions

PHOTO COURTESY: IM MCISAAC/NEWSDAY Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara learned to juggle this off season.  He didn’t do this so he could entertain house guests; he learned in an effort to perfect his skills on defense. Part of Amukamara’s offseason workout was to juggle which he thinks will boost his interception numbers.  The fourth year cornerback says his new skill helps...
Via New York Sports-Kings
1 day ago

Lakers hire Byron Scott as coach

In a less-than-surprising move, the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Byron Scott to be their new head coach. As the only remaining NBA team without a coach, the Lakers were facing scrutiny to get something done. With Scott now on board, they can move on to their offseason program and start to implement his philosophy on the court.  Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago

CJ Spiller likely to be popular trade target?

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports mentions in his Bills training camp report that he expects Buffalo to field calls for one of their running backs as injuries start piling up. According to La Canfora, “Buffalo has more backs than it needs” and specifically mentions that RB C.J. Spiller “could be the odd man out.” La Canfora points to the fact that Spiller is entering the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Marcus Mariota's course load will make you laugh

Marcus Mariota could have left Oregon for the NFL following last season. The Ducks redshirt junior quarterback would have likely been a first-round draft pick. He could be making millions of dollars as a professional athlete.  The dual threat opted to return to Eugene for at least one more season. Life won’t be too bad for the Heisman contender, either. He’s only taking two...
Via College Spun
1 day ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.