So, it’s understandable Fox Sports Ohio sideline reporter Allie Clifton slipped in her halftime interview with J.R. Smith. After she asked Smith about Irving, here was the exchange:
- Clifton: “Kyrie – er, excuse me, J.R., I appreciate your time.”
- Smith: “I’ll be Kyrie. Let me get paid like Kyrie, too.”
For the record, Smith makes $5 million after a botched free agency. Irving makes $16,407,500 in the first year of his max contract extension.