Did NBA All-Stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving celebrate a Cleveland Cavaliers win with a simulated toke on Monday night?
Sure looks like it. Love and Irving clearly worked on their secret handshake well in advance of the Cavs’ 118-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night — the team’s first home win of the season. And capping off their victory handshake is what looks like a marijuana hit.
Updated Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.: The Cavaliers issued a statement to clarify the gesture, saying Love and Irving are “quickly sharpening the end of an imaginary mustache at the end of their exchange with each other. It has nothing to do with smoking a joint,” according to The Associated Press.
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The celebration was certainly warranted. The win brought the Cavs to an even 3-3 record, and Love’s 20 points and Irving’s 32 points were a big part of that. But what about the fake marijuana hit?
Also of note from Monday’s game: LeBron James’ triple-double with 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. And where’s King James’ celebratory handshake?