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January 15, 2015 Updates

"It's tough," Scott told USA TODAY Sports about Blatt's situation after Lakers practice on Wednesday afternoon. "Players in this league tend to respect guys that they've seen who have accomplished things in this league, so that makes it a little bit more easier for myself, who has played. But I've also coached on this level as well. So yeah, a first-year coach like David, it's going to be tough. Even though you have probably the best player in the NBA on your team (LeBron James) and two other guys (Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love) who are pretty damned good too, you still have a big-time challenge." USA Today Sports

The issue was front and center on Tuesday night, when James' decision to shove his coach aside while they argued with an official couldn't have been more poorly timed even if his intent wasn't what so many assumed it to be. James said he was merely protecting his coach from getting a technical foul, and Blatt said he appreciated the gesture. "With any coach, you go into a situation like that and the first thing you have to do is earn their respect," Scott said. "And that's tough sometimes, so he's in a very unique situation because of the fact that he hasn't coached in the NBA. But he's coaching some of the biggest stars in the NBA, and there's a lot of pressure on them. Everybody damned near picked them to win the championship, so that's just that much more added pressure. ... It's a tough situation." USA Today Sports

January 12, 2015 Updates

But when the Cavaliers started the season, they were said to have a Big 3 -- with James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love. Take James out of the fold, and what remains is still a Big 2, is it not? "Kev's not a max player yet, is he?" Cavaliers coach David Blatt said Sunday night. That comment -- "Kev's not a max player yet" -- had Blatt trending on Twitter last night. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Kyrie Irving has returned to the lineup for the Cavaliers. Their new guards are on hold. Irving will start Wednesday night against Houston after missing one game with a sore lower back. Irving took part in Cleveland's morning shootaround and said afterward that a few days of rest and rehab helped. "Obviously, it's not going to go away in two days," he said. "But we did the best we could do with rehab and a lot of treatment." USA Today Sports

On the plus side, point guard Kyrie Irving will play against the Rockets. He missed the Philadelphia game with stiffness in his lower back. Having him back will give the Cavs a big boost. He'll be operating against Houston's Patrick Beverley, who is probable with a left shoulder strain. He's a ball hawk, who could cause problems for Irving. He'll go after him. clevelandcavaliersblog.blogspot.com.es

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Kyrie Irving, who's on a pretty good roll as far as sneakers are concerned, showed off his own pair on Instagram earlier today. The kicks feature a liquid finish, 3-Star tongue branding and clear sole. Along with the photo, Irving tagged Usher, letting him know that he has some company. However, it's time for Jordan Brand to make these 3s available to the public. Sole Collector

January 1, 2015 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of a tough stretch to finish the calendar year. After Wednesday's loss against the Milwaukee Bucks, 96-80, the Cavs have lost three straight and four of the last five. Rumors, injuries, bickering and inconsistent play have highlighted the first portion of Cleveland's schedule. As bad as things seem for the Cavaliers, who entered the season with championship aspirations, Kyrie Irving knows firsthand things can be a lot worse. "I don't want to talk about last year at all," Irving said following Wednesday's loss. "I'd rather be in this position right now than I was last year. We're just in a great mental place and I'm in a great mental place." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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When Nike debuted Irving’s first signature shoe, the Kyrie 1, this month, it revealed small glimpses into his personal world — the acronym for his motto “Just Be You,” a pattern inspired by his native country of Australia and, most telling, his late mother’s name with her dates of birth and death scrolled on the sole. Irving is known for his job of leading the Cleveland Cavaliers on the court. The point guard has another team he also plays for in those sneakers. Kyrie’s mother, Elizabeth, passed away from organ failure when he was four years old. His father, Drederick, was suddenly a single parent of two. Kyrie’s sister, Asia, is 14 months his senior. “It’s something that my dad had to move past quicker than me and my sister because he had to raise [us], which is why I love him so much because of the sacrifices that he made for us,” Irving told Basketball Insiders in a sit-down interview. Basketball Insiders

Eighteen years after her passing, Kyrie prays to his mother every day. He has spent time talking to children who have lost parents, sharing his story and how his family coped. He delivers the message to move on as a unit, stick together and appreciate the parent that is still there. “Family means the world because they put everything into perspective for me, that there’s life outside of these four lines,” Kyrie said, pointing to the parquet in front of him. “I’m truly appreciative of [that] because when I step on the court, it’s living in the moment, being here. But outside I have such a happy life that I thank God for every day because I have the most awesome family and they support me in everything I do. They understand that I have a long way to go in terms of my person because I still have to live life and figure things out. I have this and all this so-called pressure. It’s just a basketball and a hoop. That’s all it is.” Basketball Insiders

December 21, 2014 Updates

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