Kyrie Irving urges Gordon Hayward to find ‘that toughness where he starts turning red’

first_img“That toughness where he starts turning red and he starts getting into the basketball, getting out in transition and dunking the basketball and start doing those things.Kyrie Irving pours in 29 PTS (5 3PM) on 11-15 shooting to propel the @celtics over CLE at home!#CUsRise 128#BeTheFight 95Marcus Morris: 15 PTSGordon Hayward: 14 PTS, 4 AST pic.twitter.com/qm6KUIQFlC— NBA (@NBA) December 1, 2018″You know, that’s the Gordon we’re used to seeing and I’m just going to continue to give him that confidence as well as just let him be a veteran in this league and figure it out.”So I’m just proud of him, I’m proud of the steps he’s making.” Irving encouraged Hayward to get back to his aggressive best and the small forward responded with 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting as the Celtics blew out the Cavaliers 128-95 on Friday.And, after a resounding win over his former franchise, Irving pointed to similarities between himself and Hayward. Related News “We’re born on the same day,” said Irving, who finished with 29 points. “I don’t know if you believe in astrology or anything like that, we have some personality things that we’re aligned with and I think he has that ticker inside of him.”I remember [Irving’s former Duke] coach [Mike Krzyzewski] telling me, you know, Gordon has a little bit of a— in him. And he needs that. Kyle Korver makes immediate impact in first game back with Jazzcenter_img WATCH: Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic serves back-to-back blocks vs. LeBron James Kyrie Irving has urged teammate Gordon Hayward to release the “a—” in him as the Celtics look to get the best out of the former NBA All-Star.Hayward, who shares a birthday with Irving, albeit two years apart, received a pep talk from his younger colleague at a recent practice session.last_img read more

Europe Observes ‘Moment of Silence’ for Victims of France Terrorist Attacks

first_imgThe continent of Europe is expected today to observe a minute silence at 11:00 a.m. GMT as a mark of solidarity with the government and people of France, following terrorist attacks against innocent civilians on Friday night in Paris, the nation’s capital. The barbaric attacks, which killed at least 129 persons, injured more than 350 others with 99 on critical list, occurred on the night of Friday, November 13, in Paris.According to French security, eight gunmen carried out the attacks in a series of suicide bomb explosions and shootings at six locations around Paris. The Bataclan Theatre, the venue of a concert that evening, had the most casualties – nearly 90 – among the locations attacked. The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility the following morning for the attacks, as retaliation for air strikes carried in IS strongholds in Syria by French forces. However, French President François Hollande has vowed to “ruthlessly deal with” those responsible. The French Embassy in Liberia is flying its national flag at half mast. In a message to her French counterpart on behalf of Liberia, President Sirleaf extended deepest condolences to Mr. Hollande, and through him, to the government and people of France, particularly the bereaved families, for the irreparable loss sustained as a result of the tragic attacks. “During this difficult period, I wish to, on behalf of the government and people of Liberia and in my own name, convey deepest condolences to you personally, the people of France, particularly, families of the victims,” she said.The President noted that the people of Liberia are very saddened by the outrageously gruesome events leading to the deaths of dozens of peaceful French residents and other nationals.She further assured her French counterpart of her fullest support and solidarity as he and the people of France go through this period of national mourning.President Sirleaf then prayed that the Almighty God will grant President Hollande strength and courage as he leads the French people through this difficult period of national tragedy. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more