Korver Leaves Cavs Due to Loss of Brother

Korver on Leave from Cavs

Kyle Korver Leaves Cleveland Cavaliers to Mourn Loss of Younger Brother

Despite the return of Kevin Love, the Cleveland Cavaliers remained undermanned with Tristan Thompson, Larry NanceCedi Osman, and possibly Rodney Hood all out of the lineup.

On Wednesday night, they will be without another key name in their lineup when the Eastern Conference leading Toronto Raptors come to town. Sharpshooter Kyle Korver has been excused from the team after his young brother Kirk, passed away due to an illness at the age of 27.

“I can’t [imagine],” LeBron James said on Wednesday morning. “I don’t have any siblings, so I can’t relate. But I do have sympathy not only for my brother, for his family. It’s tragic for him to lose a little brother in the fashion that it happened. My prayers go out to the Korver family and everyone that has anything to do with his family.

“I hope he takes as much time as he needs to get back to himself, which won’t happen obviously overnight or in the next couple months or maybe in the next few years. The healing process starts now, and we’re part of his support group. He has a lot of support here. What else can you say — it sucks.”

Kirk Korver played basketball at the University of Missouri-Kansas City up until the 2013-14 season.

On Saturday night when the Cavaliers took on the Chicago Bulls, Korver was away from the team due to what was termed a family emergency. He returned in the Cavaliers’ tilt against the Milwaukee Bucks.

“We extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt best to Kyle and his entire family as they go through this very difficult time,” the team said in a statement.

In light of these incredibly sad news, we at BallnRoll would like to send Kyle Korver and his family our deepest condolences for his tragic loss.


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