Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 10:45 am  |  15 responses

Kyrie Irving Won’t Say if His Teammates Have Given Up

Things went from awful to even worse for Byron Scott and the Cleveland Cavaliers last night. After the Brookilyn Nets trounced his team, Kyrie Irving was asked if the players had given up on the season. Irving said only his teammates knew the answer to the question. Scott, meanwhile, ripped the overall effort (or lack thereof.) Per the Akron Beacon Journal: “The Cavs were embarrassed Wednesday by the Brooklyn Nets 113-95 — and it wasn’t even that close — on a night the Nets were without two starters. They scored 38 points in the second quarter, tying for the most the Cavs have surrendered in a quarter this season, and shot 73 percent in the first half. They allowed a 38-year-old and decrepit Jerry Stackhouse to dunk on them, then watched three minutes later as a fat point guard in cement boots split the defense and dunked for the first time this season. ‘It was embarrassing,’ Luke Walton said. It’s happening with more frequency as this season concludes. The Cavs have lost 10 consecutive games, their longest skid since they dropped 26 straight in Scott’s first season. During this losing streak, the Cavs have suffered their worst loss of the season (38 points), suffered the biggest collapse in team history (blowing a 27-point lead and losing) and have lost three other games by 18, 20 and 21 points. Now the questions — and fingers — are pointing toward Scott. Asked directly if he was concerned he could be fired at the end of the season, Scott responded ‘not really … I’ve always had the attitude that whatever happens, happens,’ he said. [...] Given Wednesday’s putrid performance, the question was posed to Kyrie Irving if any of his teammates have given up. ‘I think you should ask them,’ Irving said. ‘I’m not going to be the one to answer that.’ Asked if he has quit, Irving said no. ‘I’m out here playing with basically a still-sprained AC joint without a care in the world because I just want to play out there with my teammates,’ Irving said. ‘I haven’t checked out. That thought has never crossed my mind.’”

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  • kabelion

    Livingston, Walton, Irving. Everyone else has quit.

  • spit hot fiyah

    they just called stackhouse decrepit

  • roscoe

    113 – 95 is not really that bad. I mean they put up a good score imo.

    however, losing 10 straight is a problem.

  • Max

    The dude who wrote that is gonna get knocked out.
    Also lol at ‘A fat point guard in cement boots’.

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    This shows how valuable/they miss Anderson Varejão. I feel Byron Scott always repeats himself when they lose. Lack of effort. With Varejão in the lineup you don’t have to worry about that. Who wrote this article? “a fat point guard in cement boots” hilarious.

  • Kadavour

    that Fat PG line was viscious

  • http://twitter.com/thursti_tyht Thurstian Tsui

    Losing by 18 to a Nets team without Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace isn’t good. Especially considering the score looks better than the game actually was, Nets were up 30 something at one point.

  • TV63

    They did give up. There is serious issues with team chemistry and the Coach. Waiters injury and now Miles was too much for them. They play like please stop the bleeding and end this season all ready. Scott will be gone mid season I hate to say. Cavs organization need to do some probing on what the hell is going on or their star will be packing his bags soon.

  • roscoe

    95 points is pretty good in my book.

    obviously you’re correct about the defense. no good.

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  • Syncity14

    “fat point guard in cement boots”. Knock it off.

  • dont mind me

    are they calling deron williams the fat guy in cement boots?!! ruthless.

  • spit hot fiyah

    for real, they don’t know that stack is ’bout that life

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    Who’s the fat PG in cement boots they talking bout?

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    SLAm… can’t u block this sh*t. I’m sick of it