PDSD. Post Decision Stress Disorder. You won't find it anywhere in the DSM-IV but it's a palpable sensation in the city of Cleveland thanks to LeBron James' infamous move to South Beach that fateful July night in 2010. So it isn't surprising that any potential successors to the throne King James vacated in the Cavs organization are now subject to some anxious hometown fans.
Point guard Kyrie Irving, the franchise's heir apparent, was reminded of this when he fielded questions from some eager Cleveland Cavaliers fans at a local community event recently.
"Are you going to leave us like LeBron left us?" asked a pint-sized boy about half Irving's age (and height). The eager crowd, a mix of elementary school students and adults, watched as Irving took the mic and responded, "That's a great question." Taking a moment to appreciate the boy's candor, Irving smiled and continued, "No. No I won't leave." Needless to say, the local crowd was quite fond of his answer. Looks like Uncle Drew has taught the star point guard well.
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About 500 miles southwest, fans in St. Louis had something to celebrate too as their Cardinals eliminated the Pittsburgh Pirates in a decisive Game 5. St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright pitched a complete game, yielding only a single run. The Red Birds' offense meanwhile gave the fans at Busch stadium a few valuable souvenirs, as Matt Adams and David Freese each blasted two-run homers that would prove to be the difference in the 6-1 win.
The Cards advance to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS beginning Friday.