Reports of a less-than-pleasant exchange between LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are “very false,” according to James.
ESPN and Cleveland.com both reported Thursday that James and Irving got into it after a loss at Portland earlier this week. But both James and Irving strongly denied those reports Friday.
“Those reports are untrue,” James said. “We have not had a verbal exchange. But I understand that negativity sells. No one wants to hear a good story. Those reports are not true. They’re very false.”
Irving jokingly said he and James did indeed argue — but strictly over their favorite television programs. Irving said he contended the show “Family Guy” is better than “Survivor’s Remorse,” a new show on which James is an executive producer.
Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry Blasts Officiating After Loss to Rockets
For the second consecutive game, the coach opposing the Houston Rockets finished the night with an epic rant against the officials. This time, it was New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry, who fired off against the referees following the Pelicans’ 107-101 home defeat.
“The thing that bothers me more than anything, and I really don’t care, we try to play the right way, and we play our asses off,” Gentry said. “All we want is an equal opportunity to win the game. Not have a situation where we are guessing on the biggest play of the game, where they call a 3-point foul from the corner.
Source: Stefano Fusaro of ESPN
Grizzlies End 19-Game Skid, Earn Win vs Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets did something no NBA team has done in almost seven weeks: They lost to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Dillon Brooks scored 24 points, Tyreke Evans added 20, and the Grizzlies snapped a 19-game losing streak with a 101-94 victory over the Nuggets on Saturday night.
Source: The Associated Press on ESPN