A Cleveland TV Station Is Throwing Some Serious Shade At Kyrie Irving

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Clevelanders, as we all know, are known for their calm, thoughtful, and measured responses when it comes to the ebbs and flows of their pro sports teams. Just kidding. It’s precisely a predisposition toward clannishness and insularity that led to the public immolation of LeBron James jerseys in the immediate aftermath of his 2010 Decision.

Now faced with the prospect of losing Kyrie Irving, a sense of yet another searing betrayal has quickly turned public sentiment against him.

Enter local Fox affiliate WJW-TV, who has apparently decided to crown itself torch-bearers for the sanctimonious outcry over the Cavs’ superstar turncoat.

What it lacks for subtlety it certainly compensates for in bitter resentment and unintended irony. And with its whole “This city belongs to the King” kicker, it also conveniently glosses over the twin realities that LeBron has already left town once and that he is at this very moment holding the ax of another possible departure next summer over the neck of the franchise.

But in times of crisis, there’s no time for nuance, let alone the fact that Irving could potentially still be on the roster when the season starts. It’s more important to holster up your guns and circle the wagons around a common enemy.