Since LeBron James’ return from injury, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been the hottest team in the NBA, but it took a career-night from point guard Kyrie Irving to lift the squad over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.
Irving hit a 3-ball as time expired to send the game into overtime, and the Cavs needed every single one of his buckets to silence the surging Spurs. The defending champs had won six in a row going into Thursday, and every person in the At&T Center had their cross-hairs centered on LeBron & Co.
For example, here’s a young fan flipping King James the double-bird with five minutes left in the third.
Irving finished with 57 points — breaking the previous franchise-record (56) set by James back in 2005 — and led Cleveland to a 128-125 victory in overtime.
SIDE NOTE: LeBron hasn’t worn a headband for the last two games. Has he finally thrown in the towel and just accepted the fact that his hairline is garbage?
R.I.P. to givin’ a fuck.