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Last night the Wizards video department decided to make a spoof which took shots at Kyrie Irving’s potential All-Star starting spot. The whole message of the video was that John Wall, who is actually 5th in voting at the moment, should be starting over Kyrie in Toronto next month.
In the second quarter during a timeout, the Wizards’ in-game entertainment crew presented a spoof that ended up biting them in the rear. It was intended to be lighthearted and humorous, but failed miserably.
On the Jumbotron it showed fans attending the game in Cavaliers apparel being asked in the concourse who belonged in the All-Star Game between Wall and Irving. Every single fan said Wall, and you could tell they were instructed to answer that way.
The bit went on long enough that it got the Cavaliers’ attention from their huddle, and they didn’t take too kindly to it.
“Nah, we didn’t like it as a team. We didn’t like it at all,” guard J.R. Smith said with a stone face.
“Yeah, I saw it for sure,” LeBron James chimed in. “I’ve been dealing with that my entire career.”
It was an awkward few minutes. After the game Wizards personnel were left scratching their heads, furious with the video. “Why would they do that?” one team employee said. “That was stupid.”
Well, the Wizards personnel was not happy about the video and neither was Irving or his Cavs teammates. Uncle Drew responded with a season-high 32 points, clearly outplaying Wall to lead the Cavs to a 121-115 win over the Wizards. Irving scored 19 of his 32 in the fourth quarter.