HoopsHype Kyrie Irving rumors

March 26, 2014 Updates

Kyrie Irving stood on the far side of the court launching jump shots long after the Cavaliers shootaround ended on Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. The All-Star point guard, still a week away from having his strained left biceps re-examined, spent most of the session riding an exercise bike but did some court work and running after most of his teammates departed. Though it looked like progress, Brown cautioned observers not to read too much into it. Basically, the right-handed Irving is improving because he has had some time to heal since suffering the injury against the Clippers on March 16 in Los Angeles. "He's getting closer but he's not playing tonight,'' Brown said. Cleveland Plain Dealer

March 19, 2014 Updates

This December, another fan told current Cavs star Kyrie Irving not to leave town. And just two weeks ago, another fan approached Kyrie before getting taken down by security. Apparently the crew is getting better at stopping fans before anything too dangerous can happen. They're getting so good, in fact, that the latest planned court-storming was stopped before it could even start. At around 7:55 local time, a fan sitting courtside tweeted that he would go on the court if he received 1000 retweets. He even added photos to prove it. Yahoo! Sports

March 18, 2014 Updates

So it was on the night of the 2011 lottery, when former Timberwolves general manager David Kahn bristled at the sight of the Cavs' winning the No. 1 pick (and Duke's Kyrie Irving). "This league has a habit, and I am just going to say habit," Kahn told reporters, "of producing some pretty incredible storylines." Then he pointed to how, the year before, the widow of late Wizards owner Abe Pollin had curiously shown up on the night Washington won No. 1 (and Kentucky's John Wall). And how, on this night, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert had his 14-year-old son, Nick, who suffers from neurofibromatosis, by his side. When he saw Gilbert's son, Kahn concluded, "we were done." Kahn later swore that he was joking, but it was too late: A familiar public message had been sent. The soap opera had started anew. "There have been so many instances of what I would call, as a lawyer, 'the equity of the situation working itself out,'" Falk tells me, referring to how often ostensibly ideal outcomes become actual ones. "And if you hooked owners up to a lie detector, they would admit to thinking that too." ESPN.com

March 17, 2014 Updates

The Cavaliers are awaiting a medical update on All-Star guard Kyrie Irving. The team's leading scorer injured his left biceps in the first half of Sunday night's 102-80 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Irving missed five shots in 10 minutes before getting hurt and did not return. Irving left Staples Center with his arm in a sling. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI, but the Cavs have not disclosed when the test will take place. The team is not practicing Monday. USA Today Sports

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade: Sources tell Plain Dealer Kyrie Irving's left biceps injury could be bad enough to end season. MRI on Monday in Cleveland Twitter @PDcavsinsider

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The Cavs would never consider trading the two-time All-Star. Circumstances, obviously, could change this summer if he turns down a maximum extension with the Cavs. But we’ll worry about that when we get there. If you want to ruffle Griffin’s feathers, just ask if Irving is untouchable. “As a franchise, it is my philosophy that absolutely no one is untouchable in any area,” Griffin said. “Why would you ever do that? It doesn’t make any sense to me. “That doesn’t mean anybody’s ever going to go away, either, because untouchable and tradable are different things. I don’t want to get into semantics, but untouchable is a ridiculous word.” News-Herald

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February 19, 2014 Updates

The East won a wild NBA All-Star game Sunday 163-155 in a game that featured even less defense than usual for an All-Star showcase where record point totals were put up. Sunday’s matchup featured six first-timers, who helped fill the void of perennial All-Stars like Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant, who have been plagued by injuries this season. Kyrie Irving and Paul George were making their first All-Star starts and helped the East break a three game losing streak. George and Irving are not endorsement stars or household names for non-NBA fans, but prolonged success in the NBA on the national stage can produce endorsement riches unmatched by any other U.S. team sport. The top of the NBA endorsement food chain is led by LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. Both are global superstars who made $42 million and $34 million, respectively, last year from endorsement partners. James has been one of the NBA’s top endorsers since he was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. His current partners include Nike, McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Samsung Electronics , Upper Deck, Audemars Piguet and Dunkin’ Donuts. Forbes.com

February 18, 2014 Updates

NBA legend and Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar mistakenly congratulated John Wall on All-Star Game MVP. But Kyrie Irving was named MVP of the All-Star Game while John Wall won the Slam Dunk Contest Saturday. Congrats #JohnWall on your All Star MVP - it's gonna be a great year!" Sportando

February 17, 2014 Updates

“Everyone is going to have their opinion and write different stories,” Irving said. “But for me, my focus level is just on my team and our team that we have now. That's the most important thing at this point for me. All the outside sources, I really don't pay attention to. It's more of an internal confidence thing that I'm trying to raise with the morale of my teammates. That's what it's about.” CBSSports.com

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