Video: Kyrie Irving Participates in Hilarious Game of Taboo with Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins

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In the buildup to the 2016 Summer Olympics, the United States men’s basketball team has been practicing and taking part in scrimmages for play that gets underway on August 6. While free time is limited, the Cleveland CavaliersKyrie Irving found time to take part in a game of Taboo against three staffers from GQ Magazine, with his Olympic teammates DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings and Kevin Durant, now of the Golden State Warriors, assisting Irving.

One portion of the competition was captured in a two-minute video on Twitter.

Cousins attempts to get Irving and Durant to figure out the words, “petrified” and “wired,” the latter of which Durant gets. That’s followed by the GQ staff guessing correctly on both words, “big bang” and “deck.”

The second round involves Durant describing “bend,” and “vine,” both of which Cousins gets. However, Durant is unable to explain his third word before time ends. The GQ trio then manages to correctly name, “limousine,” “pipe,” and “Dairy Queen.”

Irving then gets the opportunity to quiz his teammates, with the words, “beats,” “Gemini,” “loan,” and “wall,” all of which Cousins and Durant answer correctly. Trailing 7-5, GQ comes up short by first correctly answering on “flock,” but not beating the buzzer on “tank top.”

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.