VIDEO: Cavs’ Collin Sexton turns into Neo from ‘The Matrix’ after drawing offensive foul on Nets’ Kyrie Irving
The 22-year old drew an offensive foul on Irving in transition that had him going full-Matrix in Barclays Center. Unfortunately, Sexton couldn’t dodge this one like Neo, as he appeared to get inadvertently hit by Irving’s elbow when the Nets point guard drove to the basket.
Sexton went from Young Bull to Young Neo real quick.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 21, 2021
To make matters even worse for Sexton, the call was overturned and all his acrobatics were nullified as the officials gave Irving an “exit.” The overturned call resulted in a jump ball with 1.3 seconds instead of the possession going back to the Cavs. Nothing ended and the game had to go to two extra periods.
After missing the Cavs’ last five games due to an ankle issue, Collin Sexton definitely returned with a bang. Prior to his injury, Cleveland was 4-4 and was one of the more surprising teams in the East to start the season.
Sexton’s absence, though, resulted in the Cavs experiencing a slump after losing three out of their last five.
Looking at his numbers, it’s no wonder that Cleveland has been rather successful with him suiting up. After his first eight games this season, Sexton averaged 25.1 points on 53.1 percent field goal shooting–both are career-high numbers for the young fiery guard.
On Wednesday, Sexton announced his comeback in a huge way. He dropped 22 of his 42 points after regulation. The Cavs’ young star also knocked down four three-pointers in the second OT to eventually ruin the debut of Brooklyn’s new Big 3.