Throughout their history, the Cleveland Cavaliers have had their fair share of incredible talents.
Notably, none of them currently holds the record for the highest-scoring performance in franchise history.
Since last night, that record belongs to Donovan Mitchell, who hasn’t even been in ‘The Land’ for a full season.
Mitchell took down Kyrie Irving’s record (57 points) with a 71-point masterpiece, registering the third-highest-scoring performance in the history of the NBA.
Even so, when asked about it, Kyrie couldn’t be prouder of his colleague and even claimed that he knew he was going to have a special game that night:
“Kyrie Irving said he and Donovan Mitchell were playing Call of Duty this afternoon and that he knew Mitchell was ‘locked in.’ Said he’s happy Mitchell broke his Cavs record, and that records are meant to be broken,” ESPN insider Tim Bontemps tweeted.
Kyrie Irving said he and Donovan Mitchell were playing Call of Duty this afternoon and that he knew Mitchell was “locked in.” Said he’s happy Mitchell broke his Cavs record, and that records are meant to be broken.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 3, 2023
Maybe, Kyrie was just taking a page out of LeBron James’ book when he talked about watching Kobe Bryant‘s 81-point game; maybe not.
Whatever the case, it sure takes a special kind of talent to score 71 points with 11 assists, seven three-pointers, and eight rebounds in the NBA.
And even though we continue to see these video-game-like performances night in and night out, it feels like it’ll be a very, very long time before someone breaks Mitchell’s record with the Cavaliers.