Draymond Green on Blazer Damian Lillard’s Melo talk: ‘Give it a break’
Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard says his team could compete with anyone in the West, including the defending champion the Golden State Warriors.
He then went on to say (via CSN Bay Area) that if his team added Carmelo Anthony he wished other teams good luck with essentially trying to defend a Blazers lineup that already includes two of the West’s most dynamic scorers in Lillard and teammate C.J. McCollum.
Kyrie’s standing there looking straight at him, ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh said Thursday in reference to a video where James is seen in a game poking Irving on the bench.He’s that teenager that doesn’t want to hear it from his dad and LeBron James is not happy about it, but that was telling to me, of course we’ve seen that from Mario Chalmers and Dwayne Wade in Miami.
But Kyrie Irving man, he was an All-Star starter before LeBron James came to him and he obviously wasn’t hearing that at that time and now he doesn’t want to hear it at all apparently. Jason Lloyd is reporting from the Athletic that Kyrie Irving’s not even taking calls from the Cavs right now. It’s bad.
Despite all of this Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said in a news conference Wednesday that Irving is an integral part of the team and they are preparing like Irving is going to be a member of the team for the foreseeable future.
As of now, Gilbert said. We expect him to be in camp.
It’s a troubling recent trend in basketball circles. Last week, LaVar Ball had a female referee removed from a game, and afterward said she needed to stay in her lane, and made other comments specifically referencing her gender and how it affected her ability to do her job. (The NBA Referees Association later condemned Ball for those comments, and the group that supplied referees for the tournament cut ties with Adidas, the tournament host.)