TDR: “Hey, LeBron? It’s Kyrie.”
* Off the bench *
* Leading off *
Is it possible to be fatigued by news of a team’s accomplishments? The Warriors keep setting new records and reaching new heights, so it’s like, “Oh, what new thing did the Warriors do today?.” Anyways, Steph Curry became the first player in NBA history to hit eight or more three-pointers in three consecutive games. The third quarter of last night’s 147-140 win over the Pelicans was Curry’s real shining moment. He hit seven of eight threes. Even his teammates and coaches are blown away by his ability. Classic, Steph.
* Halftime *
Imma a diva
So Antonio Brown has been in the media a lot lady. There was that whole thing where he didn’t show up to practice so he was benched for the last game of the season, and he has made it clear he would like to play elsewhere. His former coach, now Tampa Bay Bucs head coach, Bruce Arians said on Adam Schefter’s podcast that Brown had “too much diva” going on. Brown took to Twitter to call out Arians’ comments, and he also took a swing at former teammate Emmanuel Sanders who has made comments about Brown’s behavior in the media. Sanders responded, and also retweeted a tweet that called Brown a narcissist, so things are getting spicy. Me thinks Antonio is just bitter about being the first contestant ousted on the Masked Singer.
* Keep your eye on the ball *
Sooner or later
Former Alabama starting quarterback Jalen Hurts became backup Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts this season. He was benched in favor of freshman star Tua Tagovailoa in last year’s championship game, and Nick Saban decided to stick with the young gun this season. Jalen had his moment in the sun getting the win for Bama during the SEC Championship when Tua went down with an injury, but Jalen has decided it’s time to move on. He will be taking his talents to Oklahoma for his senior season. No one can knock him for leaving Alabama – he stuck around through a tough situation, which shows a lot of character. Good for him for sticking it out, but then making the best choice for himself to go be the number one guy somewhere else. Best of luck, Jalen. Glad you aren’t in the SEC anymore Go Gators.
* Play under review *
Kyrie Irving is going through a lot of leadership drama right now. The Celtics are underperforming so far this season, and he isn’t taking it well. He’s yelling at Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, he’s calling out younger players for their inexperience and he’s calling LeBron and apologizing for not appreciating his leadership in Cleveland. Every time he says something it definitely is not making his teammates happy. Younger players are saying he shouldn’t be pointing fingers, and Kyrie keeps apologizing for putting his foot in his mouth. Perhaps let’s just relax. “It takes a real man to go back, call somebody and be like, ‘Hey man, I was young. I made some mistakes,’” he said … about himself. Keep on pushing through it, Kyrie. Leadership can be tough … especially when you talk badly about those you are leading to the media.
* Overtime *