After being featured on a SportsCenter commercial last week, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski got called back for an encore.
In a short clip from the "SportsCenter @ Night" series, anchor Scott Van Pelt discusses the return of former Blue Devil Kyrie Irving as the "X-Factor" for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Krzyzewski takes it upon himself to personally congratulate Irving with a text message, emoji and all—a new strategy from his last commercial, in which he instructed his grandsons to send a message to Justise Winslow that they then translated into emojis.
Coach K congratulates Kyrie Irving on his return in the latest edition of SC @ Night. https://t.co/o8Hv0kbjdH— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 21, 2015
But Krzyzewski fell flat on this attempt at emoji conversation. He used an emoji of a girl with her arms crossed in the shape of an "X" to try and tell Irving that "The X-Factor is back." Irving fell flat to understand at all, responding only with a single question mark.
Irving made his season debut for the Cavaliers Sunday—his first action since breaking his left kneecap in the NBA Finals opener in June—and scored 12 points in 17 minutes as his team rolled to an easy victory against Jahlil Okafor and the Philadelphia 76ers.
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