HoopsHype Kyrie Irving rumors


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Irving is an up and coming player to watch. His first signature Nike shoe was released in December, and it racked up $7 million in sales during its first three months. The profile of the Cavaliers’ point guard has surged with the arrival of James in Cleveland. The Cavs are featured the NBA maximum of 25 times on broadcast partners ESPN/ABC and TNT. “You have to be in front of the public to get things rolling. That is why Kyrie came out of the box strong,” says Annunziata. Forbes.com

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The Spurs threw multiple defenders at him, ranging in height from 6-1 to 6-7. It didn't make a difference. He registered 20 of his team's final 27 points. The point guard was in the zone and wasn't coming out. "You just try to shoot every shot the same," Irving said after producing an NBA season-high in points. "As long as my elbow is pointed at the rim, I feel like it has a great chance to go in. I learned that from Kobe Bryant. If you get a good look at it and your elbow is pointed at the rim, it has a great chance of going in." Cleveland Plain Dealer

"I couldn't have done it without my teammates," he said. "Shots were going in. I was getting open. In the end of the game, we never gave up. We got stops. Fortunately Kawhi missed those two free throws and the game could have been over. But he missed them and were lucky enough to have a shot." Irving (11) and James (7) had all of the Cavaliers' points in overtime. They managed to outscore the Spurs 18-15. James knocked down two huge threes as knockout blows. A defeated, aging Spurs squad had enough. Cleveland made it 2-0 on this four-game road trip. Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Kyrie Irving was unstoppable. I don’t know how to guard that,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “He did a hell of a job. We all know how talented he is, but he really went to a new level tonight. He had a hell of a night and that talent just got us.” Akron Beacon Journal

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Shumpert said he studies film of the opposing team’s top two guards before every game. He watches passing lanes and counts dribbles. When opponents kill their dribble, he positions himself for a steal. He tries to think how he would react if he had the ball in his hands, or what Kyrie Irving would do, and then responds appropriately. “I basically play offense on defense,” he said. Akron Beacon Journal

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Jason Lloyd: #Cavs say Kyrie Irving will miss Sunday's game at Houston. David Blatt was hopeful last night Irving could play against Rockets Twitter @JasonLloydABJ

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James cranked the music Thursday – a staple in victorious baseball locker rooms but a rarity in the NBA. It has happened a handful of times both before games (once) and after wins (more than once) this season. Even the typically stiff Kyrie Irving, who doesn’t like to cut loose in front of reporters, couldn’t help himself. Irving celebrated his 15 points and six assists by dancing through a pack of reporters and out of the locker room following another impressive victory. The Cavs have won 14 of their last 15 and they’re winning by an average of 13.1 points. Akron Beacon Journal

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Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will participate in the NBA's Three-Point Contest during All-Star Weekend on Feb. 14 in New York, a league source informed Northeast Ohio Media Group. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the league has yet to officially announce the names of those in the field. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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