Cavaliers issue statement to ‘clarify’ Kevin Love-Kyrie Irving handshake


At the conclusion of Cleveland’s win over New Orleans on Monday, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving were seen completing a celebratory handshake that came with it an interesting ending.

But it isn’t as it looks, at least if you believe the Cavaliers.

The organization felt the need to “clarify” what we were seeing, in case our own eyes were somehow being deceitful.

From Chris Haynes of

At the conclusion of their choreographed handshake, each placed his right hand near the corner of his mouth with his thumb and index finger together. It was interpreted by many as symbolizing smoking a marijuana joint.

The video made the rounds. On Tuesday night, the Cavaliers released a statement in an attempt to clarify what the end of that handshake represented.

“To clarify, they 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 as some blogs (and even some mainstream folks now) are suggesting/reporting.”

Sure. And Kevin Love is already making plans to join the Lakers.

Watch it below, and judge for yourself.