The Cleveland Cavs won their fifth straight game on Monday, as they defeated the Brooklyn Nets to improve to 27-18, good for a fourth-place tie with the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference. It’s understandable that the Cavs would be in good spirits after their recent success. They were in such a good mood that Cavs guard Darius Garland hilariously roasted teammate Isaac Okoro over his 360-dunk claim following the win over the Nets.
#Cavs forward Isaac Okoro said he wanted to pull off a 360° dunk in the closing moments of the game but he didn't want to tick J.B. Bickerstaff off.
"You don't have that much vertical anyways," quipped Darius Garland.
— Evan Dammarell (@AmNotEvan) January 17, 2022
Cavs guard Darius Garland didn’t hold back here with his roast of Isaac Okoro. First of all, it’s hilarious that Okoro was considering the 360-dunk attempt but thought better of it because he didn’t want to tick off head coach JB Bickerstaff. Wise move, Mr. Okoro.
It’s even funnier that Garland came at Okoro with the “you don’t have the vertical for it” quip. How will Okoro recover from such a roast? Cavs fans should lobby for a practice dunk contest between Garland and Okoro, just so the former can put his money where his mouth is.
In all seriousness, moments like this show just how much fun the Cavs are having right now. The team is winning, and the chemistry is loose, as evidenced by this exchange between Darius Garland and Isaac Okoro.
It’s a good time to be a Cavs fan.