Kyrie Irving

LeBron James is subtweeting again.
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Alex Reimer
July 25, 2017 - 10:07 am
The drama surrounding the Cavaliers doesn’t seem like it’s going to stop any time soon. In fact, it may only intensify as the summer wears on. Star point guard Kyrie Irving reportedly wants out of Cleveland , because he’s tired of taking a back seat to LeBron James. Irving, 25, signed a five-year...
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Ty Anderson
July 22, 2017 - 2:01 pm
It’s official: Kyrie Irving, like any sensible person, wants out of Cleveland. Done playing with LeBron James and now in search of a new team where he can be considered more of the focal point of that team’s style, Irving has outlined four teams he’d prefer to be traded to: the Heat, Knicks, Spurs...
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Ty Anderson
July 21, 2017 - 4:07 pm
The Celtics may inherit the Eastern Conference sooner than anybody imagined, and likely without much of a fight from the team that’s dominated it for the last three years, as Kyrie Irving has formally requested a trade out of Cleveland, according to ESPN . That request was made in a meeting with...
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Kyrie Irving dominated the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals. (David Richard/USA Today Sports)
May 26, 2017 - 12:18 pm
Despite all the talk about the dominance of LeBron James, who heads to his seventh consecutive NBA Finals next week, in many ways it was the play of Kyrie Irving that proved to be the undoing of the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals. The sixth-year point guard was outstanding throughout the...
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LeBron James and Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas meet after game five of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at the TD Garden. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)
Mike Petraglia
May 26, 2017 - 2:24 am
In the moments after becoming the NBA’s all-time leading playoff scorer in a Game 5 rout of the Celtics and heading to the NBA Finals for a seventh straight year, LeBron James began his press conference Thursday night talking about his friend, Isaiah Thomas. The superstar came up to Thomas after...
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Avery Bradley and the Celtics were overwhelmed by LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern finals Thursday at TD Garden. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)
Mike Petraglia
May 25, 2017 - 10:54 pm
There would be no magical comeback on this night. There would be no slow start from LeBron James or Kyrie Irving. There would be only complete domination from start to finish by the defending NBA champions and an end to the Celtics upstart playoff run. Kyrie Irving opened the third quarter with...
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May 25, 2017 - 1:25 pm
LeBron James struggles were noticeable in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals and following the game Richard Jefferson said James was sick , leaving speculation James' illness also plagued him in Game 4. Despite noticeable sniffles while talking to the media during the Cavaliers shoot around...
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May 23, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives to the basket in the first quarter against the Boston Celtics in game four of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Petraglia
May 23, 2017 - 10:54 pm
Kyrie Irving saved LeBron James, Ty Lue and the city of Cleveland from a total state of panic Tuesday night. With James saddled with four first-half fouls for the first time in his career and the Cavaliers staring a second straight shocking home loss to the Celtics in the face, Irving took over...
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Brad Stevens reinserted Avery Bradley towards the end of the 4th quarter to help slow down Kyrie Irving (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today)
March 01, 2017 - 6:42 pm
Early Wednesday afternoon, Brad Stevens issued a plan of attack and that evening his team executed it and turned it into one of their most impressive wins of the season. Wednesday night's 103-99 win over the Cavaliers was a testament to how tough the Celtics can be in the fourth quarter. Even with...
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Isaiah Thomas has earned superstar status. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
January 19, 2017 - 4:57 pm
Isaiah Thomas feeds off doubters, which means he won't be going hungry this All-Star season. Starters were announced for the NBA All-Star Game on Thursday, and Thomas wasn't among them. The Celtics guard, who currently ranks fourth in the NBA in scoring, lost a tiebreaker to Raptors guard DeMar...
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