With last night’s victory against the Indiana Pacers, the Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-1 since David Blatt was fired and Tyronn Lue was named head coach. After the game, Kevin Love punctuated his team’s string of successes with this Instagram post:
Hey, even the King has an off-moment now and then.
Now that Tyronn Lue is head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he wants his team to run more. But after his first game in charge, he was very blunt about the Cavaliers’ inability to do so:
Yesterday, Cleveland fired David Blatt, the grumpiest-looking head coach in the league, and moved on to Tyronn Lue. Tough break my man.
Right as the news broke that the Cavaliers had fired David Blatt, Brian Windhorst tweeted the funniest basketball tweet of 2016.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach David Blatt, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Cleveland Cavaliers screwed the goddamn pooch. They dropped the ball. They shit the bed. They crashed and burned. They were on the ass-end of a trainwreck. They blew it.
Rockets guard Jason Terry, who’s been in the NBA since 1999, was unfamiliar with the man wearing No. 14 who checked in for the Cavaliers in Friday’s game. Who’s this guy? What’s he doing here?
This is just sexy. Kyrie Irving, everybody. We struggle for words. So did Jeff Van Gundy.
The Cleveland Cavaliers finally figured out that Timofey Mozgov is one of the finest commercial actors in Cleveland, and decided to use his immense talent for their own purposes. So here he is riding a bear.
All-star fan voting almost never results in an accurate representation of the most worthy players. Kobe Bryant is leading all NBA players in voting this season despite shooting 34% and NHLer John Scott had the most votes of all hockey players before he was released by the Coyotes. Kyrie Irving is slated to start for…
Kristaps Porzingis still has a lot to learn in this league, but he’s got one of the more important aspects of self-preservation down pat: when LeBron James has a head of steam, make sure you’re not in his path.
Last week, we were treated to the story of Cavaliers swingman Iman Shumpert channeling MacGyver in order to help his wife, Teyana Taylor, give birth to their daughter in the bathroom. Thanks to the Daily Mail, we now have audio of a 911 operator walking Shumpert through the process.
During last night’s Cavaliers-Celtics game, Special Olympian Aaron Miller was honored during a timeout. LeBron James was in a team huddle while Miller was cheered at midcourt, but later went out of his way to run over to the kid and show him some love.
The Brooklyn Nets, who’ve been weirdly competitive against last year’s NBA finalists, went over to Cleveland and nearly took it to overtime, until LeBron went all Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on them and hit this gliding hook shot.
The above play isn’t the most remarkable moment from last night’s game between the Cavaliers and Bucks, but it’s one that says a lot about Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo’s continued growth as a player.
Mozgov met little point guard man Michael Carter-Williams last night. Mozgov did not dunk.
Timofey Mozgov is strongest, also largest. Mozgov dunk; Mozgov rebound; Mozgov block shot. But Mozgov is not oaf! Mozgov have skill. Mozgov shoot three!