The latest analysis of NBA Zapruder is this seemingly good-quality clip by Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant who are talking in a corridor during the All-Star Weekend. Nyx lovers, the most deluded NBA enthusiasts (as well as a different group of people) and the readers on the armchair, say they see Irving telling his friend: "Two maximum points, it's time" while holding two fingers . See what you can do in the video shared by Ben Stiner on Amico Hoops:
This is a great silly stallion of dust, with all the ingredients needed to explode: All-Star break news vacuum, free hubbub agency, grainy civilian video, conspiratorial cork argumentation. There is no chance Duran and Irving, as painfully worried about the shaking of the basketball media, could not foresee the foolish reaction of their "personal" conversation, and it would have been easy enough to react in the same stupid way.
Irving had this opportunity a few days later. The reporters asked Irving how she feels about the video and whether she wants to "pour water" on the heated speculation. Celtic's security was upset, as seen in this video by Gary Washburn of Boston Globe, and he says he does not understand why questions are being asked at all, while asking some of them.
The kings protest too much. Here's a transcript of a typical fake exchange that includes Irving's question: "Is the Internet real in your life?" [A: Yes].