It’s easy to look at this fine day – Thursday, February’s penultimate note on the calendar – as the peak of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ season. Yes, the team is but a few days removed from losing three straight to middling Eastern Conference teams ahead of them in the standings (Toronto, twice, and Washington), but they are coming off perhaps the squad’s most impressive win over the year, a 10-point conquest over the West-leading Oklahoma City Thunder. And on Friday, a home contest with quite terrible Utah Jazz awaits.
The Cavaliers, it should be noted, are nearly as terrible: Cleveland has won just 39 percent of its games so far and remains four games out of an embarrassing Eastern playoff bracket. They did take advantage of a just-as terrible schedule recently, though, winning seven of ten with squads like the 76ers, Pistons, Kings and Magic sprinkled into the tour.
At this possible peak, it might be nice to feature guard Kyrie Irving once again, and his not-at-all bad comedic chops that he showcased in a recent interview with TBS’ Pete Holmes from 'The Pete Holmes Show.' Take a gander:
Holmes, as you know, has done this before – introducing the concept of an “alley-whoops” to Houston guard James Harden in his show’s first run last fall:
Against the Thunder, Irving managed what felt like a bit of a throwback game against OKC, making over half his shots for 31 points, pairing nine assists with just three turnovers, and working up this not-at-all bad crossover on the flailing Thunder:
Kinda’ settin’ the tone, there, in the first quarter.
Enjoy your moment in the sun, Cleveland fans.
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