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#pounditSunday, October 1, 2023

Kyrie Irving and Nolan Smith Join the Duke Cameron Crazies (Video)

Normally when people talk about the NBA lockout it’s to complain or talk about certain players’ sob stories from their days of unemployment and boredom. In other instances, we have seen players making good use of their time.  Guys like Anthony Randolph decided to go back to school while Gordon Hayward had some fun joining a video game league.  Two Duke alumni, Kyrie Irving and Nolan Smith, visited their alma mater on Tuesday night and brought some added excitement to a group that rarely needs it — the Cameron Crazies.  Check out this video from DukeBluePlanet that The Dagger shared with us:

It’s unclear whether or not the Duke alumni who complained about a lack of passion from the Cameron Crazies sent Irving and Smith over to them, but it was a pretty cool moment.  As someone who has experienced alumni returning to their schools to catch a game (Ray Allen at UConn), I know how it can electrify an arena.  It’s nice to see former players acknowledge the group of fans that live and die with the team and care about winning as much as — if not more than — the players do.


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