The big news today is obviously what happened in Cleveland. David Blatt was fired and Tyronn Lue—known for being victimized by the Iverson Stepover, an important moment in cornrow history—now gets to lead LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving in his first head coaching gig. It was a shock to everybody including the Cavs players. It was so shocking, in fact, that when the players got called into the necessary team meeting, they thought they were going to be told that Love got traded.
How surprised were Cavs players today? When team meeting was called, some players speculated Kevin Love had been traded— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 22, 2016
Could you imagine the awkwardness in that room, though? Imagine being sad about Love leaving when he suddenly walks in. J.R. Smith is sitting there typing this long, sad Instagram post dedicated to him, looks up, and goes, "Hey! What are you doing here?"
"Well, it's a team meeting, right?" Love responds. He then peeps Smith's phone and sees that would-be Instagram tribute. The room falls silent.
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