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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Report: Some Cavs players were upset at plans to show Kyrie Irving tribute video

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ planned tribute video for Kyrie Irving ended up not airing on opening night against Boston, and some were probably glad it didn’t.

Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reported on Tuesday that some Cavs players were upset at the team’s plans to show a video honoring Irving, though their displeasure was not directly tied to the team’s decision to nix the tribute.

Per Vardon:

A source with direct knowledge of Cavs’ players thinking told cleveland.com that several inside the Cleveland locker room were upset Monday upon hearing that a video was planned.

[Team spokesman Tad] Carper said the decision to cancel the video was not made because of the players’ objections, and he said no objections had been voiced to him.

While it was all love between Irving and the Cavs after the 102-99 victory for Cleveland, it’s understandable that some feathers might still be ruffled after the star guard’s recent and very public trade request from the Cavs. Irving did hear loud boos from the Q faithful, so the breakup does still seem very fresh.

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