Irving fires back at comments made by Browns’ Gordon
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon posted a picture to his Instagram account on Sunday night in response to comments Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving made prior to the Cavaliers’ game against the Hawks on Friday.
The picture was a screenshot of a Bleacher Report post describing Gordon’s comments and Irving’s reply.
The fracas reportedly started with an ESPN apperance by Gordon last week. Gordon spoke of a rift between Irving and backcourt mate Dion Waiters.
Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal had the comments in an article earlier Sunday afternoon.
"I talked about it with Dion. He’s my neighbor in my building so we hang out all the time," Gordon said. "I’m aware of the rift in the locker room. That’s just alpha males and supreme athletes trying to share the spotlight."
Irving either heard, or heard about those comments and fired back before the game against Atlanta.
"Guys like Josh Gordon need to stay in his sport and mind his own business," Irving told Lloyd prior to shootaround Friday morning. "Does he still play for the Browns? I’ll continue to root for the Browns, but in terms of this stuff here, what goes on in this locker room, he needs to stay out of it."
After Gordon posted the screenshot to his Instagarm account, he also tweeted it with a the comment "Smh think I touched a nerve lmao". His teammate Greg Little also chimed in.
— Greg Little (@Str8UpGlittle) April 6, 2014
Fans reacted quickly, with some taking sides and others asking the pair to patch things up.
Shortly after, Irving tweeted that he was happy spending time with family.
Enjoying Sunday with the family, nothing better.
— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) April 6, 2014
Later, Dion Waiters got into the act downplaying the comments or supposed rift between him and Irving.
I don't kno y & how I was put in this but y'all can't believe everything yu hear!!!! That's what media get paid for.
— Dion Waiters (@dionwaiters3) April 6, 2014
Perhaps the tweet of the night belonged to a fan.
— Adam Gannon (@adamgannon) April 6, 2014