Kyrie Irving points to a fan interrupting Saturday's Cavaliers-Clippers game. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)
On Saturday night, for the second time in less than nine months, a young fan made his way from the stands at Quicken Loans Arena onto the basketball court during live game action to personally deliver a message, hand-scrawled on a white T-shirt, imploring an NBA star to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. And with security like this, what star wouldn't?
It took place with just over three minutes remaining in the second quarter of the Cavs' Saturday night game with the visiting Los Angeles Clippers. After rebounding a missed 3-pointer by Jared Dudley, Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving pushed the ball up the court and passed to center Andrew Bynum in the post. As Bynum worked for a shot against the defense of Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, the young fan stepped onto the floor, walked past half-court toward Irving, tapped him on the shoulder, and then got in his field of vision and showed off a T-shirt reading, "KYRIE DON'T LEAVE."Read More »from Fan wearing ‘KYRIE DON’T LEAVE’ T-shirt walks onto court, touches Kyrie Irving during Cavs-Clippers (Video)