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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is listed as questionable for tonight's Game 2 Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Atlanta Hawks due to continually dealing with a bout of tendinitis in his left knee. He will not attend morning shootaround and instead will undergo additional treatmen…
22 May 2015
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is facing the likelihood that he will not return to full health the duration of this postseason. His problematic right foot strain and gimpy sore left knee have limited Irving to being a floor spacer, and a liability on defense.
21 May 2015
It's on to Game 2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, and questions abound for both teams. What will the Cavaliers get out of Kyrie Irving? Will DeMarre Carroll be able to play -- and how effective will he be -- in Game 2? I was joined by Fear the Sword 's David Zavac and Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon an…
21 May 2015
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and point guard Kyrie Irving have been named to the All-NBA Team, the league announced on Thursday afternoon. James, voted to the First Team for the ninth time in his career, received all possible 129 First Team votes and tied for the NBA-lead with 645 points…
21 May 2015
The Cleveland Cavaliers hadn't won a Game 1 matchup on the road in 14 tries in franchise history. LeBron James was 0-for-8.
21 May 2015
When are these reporters going to stop acting like LeBron James is Kyrie Irving’s dad.  Earlier in the ……
18 May 2015
Mar 30, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Ryan Kelly dunks past Philadelphia 76ers forward Thomas Robinson during the second half at Wells Fargo Center. The Lakers won 113-111 in overtime.
17 May 2015
Point guard Kyrie Irving will sit out practice in an effort to get him ready for Game 1 of the East Finals in Atlanta. Kyrie Irving will sit out Cleveland Cavs practice Point guard Kyrie Irving will sit out practice in an effort to get him ready for Game 1 of the East Finals in Atlanta.
17 May 2015
When the final buzzer sounded, the Cleveland Cavaliers were victorious Thursday night as they advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals with a 94-73 win over the Chicago Bulls . Standing at the end of the bench, embracing and hugging his teammates was guard Kyrie Irving with a large wrap around his…
15 May 2015
In a series that saw him as hot as he's ever been in a Clippers uniform - going off for 31 points in Game 3, knocking down a scorching 54 percent from 3-point range in the first four games against the Rockets - J.J. Redick came out shooting in Tuesday's Game 5 loss in Houston, only to find out that…
15 May 2015
To promote Saturday’s premiere of the IVERSON documentary, Showtime tweeted out this snippet which is sure to spark ……
14 May 2015
Cleveland Cavaliers Scribbles: Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert, Tristan Thompson, LeBron James and here comes Game 6 -- Terry Pluto 1. Can Iman Shumpert and Kyrie Irving do it again? That's right, Shumpert AND Irving. It was Irving who was given so much attention after Tuesday's 106-101 victory in Game…
14 May 2015
Now that the Brooklyn Nets are in the offseason, it's time to take a look at the roster, what they did last season, and what the future holds for them. Today's edition focuses on backup Center Mason Plumlee .
14 May 2015
Kyrie Irving went to the locker room early in the second quarter after his left foot stepped on the foot of Pau Gasol. The Cavaliers said at halftime he is doubtful to return following a rewrap of his left knee.
14 May 2015
The math barely misses. Count back nine months from Wardell Stephen Curry II's birthdate, and it becomes apparent that the NBA's Most Valuable Player was not conceived in Salt Lake City, no matter how much I try to make him a would-be Utahn.
13 May 2015
Soon after he concluded his Game 5 postgame address, waiting in The Q's corridor for him was Kyrie Irving's father and cousins. They greeted him with a personalized, choreographed handshake followed by a massive hug.
13 May 2015
Here's what we can say with some certainty about the Cavaliers, who show us something new in every series: They can't win a title with the Big 1.5. When last we saw him in Game 4, he asked if his teammates even wanted him on the court. Now he should be asking if they will allow him to leave it for a…
13 May 2015
LeBron James said he didn't know how he finished the last game on Sunday -- much less finished it by making a shot that would've brought confetti here but led to only silence in shocked Chicago. The ankle was bad, but it had been better than his shot.
13 May 2015
Here is what Cleveland Cavaliers F LeBron James and G Kyrie Iriving said after their team's 106-101 win against the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Tuesday. To LeBron: Tonight is the first game all season you didn't turn the ball over.
13 May 2015
Brigham Young Cougars guard Tyler Haws shoots during practice for their upcoming NCAA Tournament game against the Mississippi Rebels in Dayton, Ohio Monday, March 16, 2015. During his end of year interview session, Jazz swingman Rodney Hood said he wished he had been able to play an entire season.
12 May 2015
I remember when Harden was good for three or four of these a game. The step back king needs more of these.
12 May 2015
Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving underwent an MRI Monday morning on his left leg, and the results revealed tendinitis in his knee. He is also bothered by a right foot strain he sustained in Game 2 of the first-round series against Boston.
11 May 2015
He's dealing with more than just a right foot strain that was eventually made public by coach David Blatt on Friday, even though the injury occurred almost three weeks ago in Game 2 of the first-round series against the Boston Celtics. After the huge Game 4 victory over the Chicago Bulls to even the…
11 May 2015
Kyrie Irving was hobbling up and down the United Center court for the second straight game. His shots weren't falling, he couldn't explode past his defender and didn't have the necessary lift during his rare appearances in the paint.
11 May 2015
Kyrie Irving will continue playing hurt Kyrie Irving will continue playing through the Eastern Conference Semifinals despite pain of in one of his feet. Check out this story on WKYC.com: http://on.wkyc.com/1HaxP9e Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving waited four long years to play in the pos…
10 May 2015
Due to a problematic right foot strain he sustained in Game 2 of the opening round versus Boston, the lift and acceleration simply aren't there. He re-aggravated that foot when he rolled his ankle in the first quarter of Friday night's 99-96 loss that put Chicago up 2-1 in the series.
9 May 2015
What’s more frustrating than people talking about you as if you weren’t standing right next them? How about ……
9 May 2015
Combined they had 56 points and were 8-of-12 from three - and the Rockets had no answer for them. While everyone focused on the return of Chris Paul to the Clippers, it was the combination of J.J. Redick and Austin Rivers that did in the Houston Rockets Friday night .
9 May 2015
Seated next to Kyrie Irving at the podium was LeBron James, the two-time champ and four-time MVP donning a black cap with the acronym "RWTW." The letters stand for Roll With The Winners, which on Friday night would mean a ride with the Chicago Bulls.
9 May 2015
The crowd was on its feet, but it wasn't because Chris Paul was checking in for his first fourth-quarter action. No, in a turn of events maybe only he could've imagined, the crowd was on its feet for the player coming off the floor.
9 May 2015
Shortly after Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving played the worst playoff game of his young career, head coach David Blatt dropped a hint as to why, an answer that only raises more questions moving forward. "We're not talking about it, but Kyrie has been playing hurt," Blatt said following…
9 May 2015
The Duke basketball program will have a strong presence at the 2015 NBA Draft Combine. The complete list of participants was released in a tweet by Sports Illustrated on Thursday afternoon and there are three former Blue Devils on the list – Quinn Cook, Tyus Jones, and Justise Winslow. All thr…
7 May 2015
Kentucky fans may hate Wisconsin for foiling their perfect season in the Final Four, but above all else, Wildcats supporters loathe Christian Laettner, to the point that simply being called "Laettner" is the ultimate diss in Kentucky. Laettner's last-second shot to beat Kentucky in the 1992 East Reg…
7 May 2015
Here’s a 2 for 1 special courtesy of our favorite uncle: Irving crosses Derrick Rose then hits Noah ……
7 May 2015
Interesting article on how closely Seth Curry's stats with the Magic's D-League affiliate Erie Bayhawks resemble his older brother's MVP-winning numbers .
5 May 2015
“I just appreciate everything,” said Derrick Rose after scoring 25 points in GM1. “getting back on the floor ……
5 May 2015
There were more than a few similarities between Seth Curry's prowess on the D-League level, and M.V.P. brother Stephen Curry's dominance in the NBA. As Stephen Curry continues to lead the Golden State Warriors towards an NBA championship, his family has been along for the ride.
5 May 2015
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2 May 2015
J.J. Redick, always on the move in the offense, gave Clippers a boost early in Game 6 win over Spurs When both Blake Griffin and Chris Paul opened Game 6 struggling to make shots, J.J. Redick kept the Clippers in the game. Redick had 14 points on five-for-eight shooting in the first half.
1 May 2015
Having already put together a solid three-member recruiting class consisting of perimeter players who can help the team in the future, SMU added a fourth commitment in the Class of 2015 Thursday evening. Power foward Simeon Carter, who attends West Charlotte HS in North Carolina, announced his pledg…
1 May 2015
There has been plenty of talk about eliminating the ability for a team to intentionally foul an opposing player and send him to the free-throw line. But one argument in favor of keeping "Hack-A-Shaq" as part of the game was on view in the Nets' 107-97 loss to the Hawks in Game 5 of their first-round…
30 April 2015
Arizona State must have been determined to hire a Duke graduate as it’s being reported that Bobby Hurley will become the next head coach of the Sun Devils. According to The Arizona Republic, Hurley agreed to become the head coach at Arizona State on Thursday afternoon and will take over the po…
9 April 2015
Jabari Parker wowed Duke basketball fans with an incredible 2013-14 season in Durham before moving on to the NBA. After being named the 2013-14 ACC Rookie of the Year and a First Team All-American, Parker declared for the 2014 NBA Draft, where he was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the No. 2 ov…
12 March 2015
Duke legend Christian Laettner is the subject of an upcoming ESPN 30 for 30 documentary titled “I Hate Christian Laettner.” The project has been in the works for the past few months and will air on ESPN on March 15 at 9pm, which will follow the network’s coverage of the selections…
3 March 2015
Former Duke and current NBA star Jabari Parker drops in on the ACC Postgame Live set to talk about the Blue Devils’ huge overtime win over UNC. Parker also talks about how special the UNC Duke rivalry is and gives an update on how the rehab is going on his injured knee. The post Former Duke St…
19 February 2015
The Duke basketball program has a rich history of incredible highlights and athletes. Part of the luxury of having almost every Duke game televised and the amazing resources of Duke Blue Planet is that many of the best moments of the program have been documented and archived in some form or fashion.
13 February 2015
Former Duke basketball and football player Reggie Love has already played a role in some huge moments in his life. Many Blue Devil fans remember him as a valuable contributor to Duke’s run to the national championship in 2001, particularly when Love helped provide the team with some toughness…
5 February 2015
Shane Battier continues to pile up the accolades and awards as the ACC announced today that the former Duke All-American and National Player of the Year is a member of the conference’s ACC Basketball Legends for the class of 2015. Battier, who now works with ESPN as a college basketball analys…
3 February 2015
Former Duke All-American and two-time national champion Grant Hill will be part of the CBS coverage of the Final Four this season, according to multiple reports. Hill, who currently serves as an NBA analyst for Turner, will be paired with Bill Raftery and Jim Nantz as CBS’ announcing crew for…
3 February 2015
Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is the talk of college basketball this week as he tries to set an unprecedented milestone for Division I Men’s Basketball this Sunday when he’ll attempt to get his 1000th career win as a head coach. As we pointed out yesterday, many major media outle…
21 January 2015