Posts Tagged ‘Kyrie Irving’

Cavs, Jazz celebrate Australia Day

By Jeff Case

The NBA is truly an international league, as 100 players from around the world were on opening-night rosters this season. Eight players in the NBA — Cameron BairstowMatthew Dellavedova, Kyrie Irving, Aron Baynes, Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills, Joe Ingles and Dante Exum — hail from Austraila.

Yesterday was Australia Day, and as such, players from the Cavs and Jazz took it upon themselves to celebrate it.

The Cavs went all-in on Australia day with Dellavedova, having him teach teammates some Australian words …


VIDEO: Dellavedova teaches teammates some Australian words

… and had him address the crowd before the game.


VIDEO: Dellavedova addresses the crowd

Cleveland also had Austrailan pop singer Cody Simpson sing the Australian National Anthem last night, too.


VIDEO: Cody Simpson sings Australian National Anthem

(For comparison’s sake, here is Starters co-host Leigh Ellis belting out the Australian National Anthem, too)


VIDEO: Leigh Ellis sings the Australian National Anthem

And, lastly, the Jazz had Ingles and Exum wish their fellow Australians well on the holiday. You’ve gotta love how Ingles does his best to troll Exum throughout the whole segment …


VIDEO: Exum, Ingles wish you a Happy Australia Day

 

Curry, James, Kobe have NBA’s most popular jerseys

CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 18: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors on January 18, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During the recent holiday season, a bunch of people apparently got NBA jerseys as gifts — according to a release from the NBA, NBAStore.com had its largest Black Friday (Nov. 27) and Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) in history, with combined sales up 20 percent from the previous year. But which jerseys were the most popular? Here’s a look at the top 15 most popular jerseys, based on sales from October 2015 through December 2015, which features a conspicuous debut from one rated rookie…

1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
4. Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
5. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
6. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
7. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
9. James Harden, Houston Rockets
10. Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
11. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
12. Paul George, Indiana Pacers
13. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
14. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers
15. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

Also, here are the ten most popular teams in terms of merchandise sold…

1.  Golden State Warriors
2. Chicago Bulls
3. Cleveland Cavaliers
4. Los Angeles Lakers
5. New York Knicks
6. San Antonio Spurs
7. Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Miami Heat
9. Boston Celtics
10. L.A. Clippers

Get in the Christmas spirit and sing along with ‘Carol of the Dubs’

By Jeff Case

We’re a mere 10 days away from Christmas and a solid five-game slate of NBA matchups all day long. The best game of the day will likely be the NBA Finals rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in Oakland (5 p.m. ET, ABC) and the Warriors are already pumped for the showdown. Thanks to the creative efforts of Bay Area artists Ron Lennon and Wellsy, the classic Christmas song “Carol of the Bells” has been re-imagined as “Carol of the Dubs”.

Just about every player on the Warriors’ roster gets a mention in the song (which is quite catchy) …


VIDEO: Carol of the Dubs

adidas, Nike introduce Christmas Day shoes

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Over the last few weeks we’ve seen the unveiling of special Christmas Day uniforms and Christmas Day socks, and now, to complete the look, Nike and adidas have introduced their special looks for the big day of NBA games.

And here’s a close-up look at the Kobe X, featuring five golden rings on the back, as well as the Kyrie 2 Christmas edition, which has “zig-zag embossed graphic [that] mimics teeth while the shoe’s white and blue color scheme finish off this nod to the abominable snowman.”

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Kyrie Irving is back as Uncle Drew

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has starred in several of these commercials for Pepsi in which he portrays Uncle Drew, a fictional elderly streetball legend. As in previous iterations, in this newest spot, set in Miami. Irving is surrounded by several celebrities and athletes in heavy makeup, such as Ray Allen as his trash-talking adversary Skinny Walt, and Baron Davis and J.B. Smoove as his domino-playing buddies.


VIDEO: Uncle Drew Part 4

LeBron and Cavaliers begin The Quest

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The NBA regular season tips off in just a few weeks, with the Cavaliers against the Bulls on TNT (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 8:00 p.m. EST). And to get people ready for the new season, TNT today dropped their new ad campaign about The Quest for a title. This first spot features LeBron James and a few of the Cavaliers (along with a special guest) as they begin their drive to return to the NBA Finals…


VIDEO: Cavs quest

Also, here’s a little behind the scenes video about how this was made, including Kyrie admitting he looked up flag-waving on YouTube…


VIDEO: Cavs Quest Behind Scenes

The Cleveland Cavaliers really liked this picture of them working out

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — You don’t have to be a detective to figure out that several members of the Cleveland Cavaliers gathered in Miami this weekend to get in a workout together. How do we know? They all posted the same picture on Instagram. Either there was a glitch in the matrix or they all really liked this photo…

Missing a couple but not forgotten. We on a mission! #TheLand #StriveForGreatness

A photo posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on

#Crew.

A photo posted by Kyrie Irving (@kyrieirving) on

Good day at the office #questforaring #togetheron3familyon6

A photo posted by Mo Williams (@mogotti25) on

#Squad

A photo posted by JR Smith (@teamswish) on

Kyrie Irving will be there for you

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers had a surprise guest at yesterday’s practice — injured point guard Kyrie Irving, who had knee surgery just days earlier. But while addressing the media, Irving flashed a tattoo that was familiar and surprising…

That’s right, Kyrie has a tattoo of the logo from the show, “Friends.” Because he’ll be there for you (when the rain starts to fall). And as Kyrie himself confirmed later on Instagram, he’s a fan of the show…

"How many of us have them"🎶🎶 I mean what can I say lol I'm a fan of the show.

A photo posted by Kyrie Irving (@kyrieirving) on

Kyrie Irving congratulates Cavs on Game 2 win from hospital bed

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Cleveland Cavaliers lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and also lost their point guard, Kyrie Irving, who suffered a broken kneecap and returned to Cleveland for surgery. While Irving was in the hospital recovering from surgery, he took a moment and posted on Instagram to let his teammates know he was watching their improbable Game 2 win…

Yessir!! Way to bounce back fellas!!!! Great team win!!!

A photo posted by Kyrie Irving (@kyrieirving) on

The All Ball 2015 NBA Finals Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Here on the All Ball blog, we try to take a big picture look at the NBA, which means we spend as much (or more) time looking at off-court stuff as we do at the on-court. With that established, we thought we would preview the 2015 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers by looking at some of the things that makes each franchise so special…

Their 2015 Finals Hype Video


VIDEO: Cavaliers Finals Hype

ICYMI from 2014-15 — Five All Ball posts worth checking out…

Not quite 30 for 30: LeBron’s Headband

Timofey Mozgov has found a home away from home

Cavs fans share totally normal dinner with JR Smith

The Cavs celebrate Kyrie Irving’s big night

Playing hashtags with the Cavs

Three accounts to follow on Twitter

Iman Shumpert

LeBron James

Matthew Dellavedova

One player to follow on Instagram

JR Smith

#JustSaying

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Three writers/media people to follow for the Cavaliers

Dave McMenamin

Chris Haynes

Jason Lloyd