Kyrie Irving is one of the top talents the NBA has ever seen. People call him the second coming of Allen Iverson for a reason. The way he handles the ball is impeccable, to say the least. However, one concern that has followed him over the years is that he cannot use his immense skills to turn games around. But the 28-year-old has started to put those doubts to bed with his performances with the Brooklyn Nets.
Kyrie Irving was more than influential for the Nets on Thursday night. He was at his brilliant best, scoring 40 points and finishing with eight rebounds in a 121-109 victory over the Boston Celtics. “Uncle Drew” did not hold back against his former team, as he sunk five of his eight attempts from downtown. TV analyst Max Kellerman was all praises for Irving after the game.
Max Kellerman highly rates Kyrie Irving:
In his own podcast, Kellerman admitted that Kyrie Irving is the “best show in the NBA”. He said, “Think about who you would rather watch play than Kyrie. Even last year, when he wasn’t helping his team win, he was putting on a nightly show. He’s on the shortlist for the most skillful players of all time. I think Kyrie has the greatest handles of all time.”
He continued, “Kyrie has the greatest package of layups of all time. He is the best finisher in the paint under the rim. Irving shoots the three at a historically great level. He’s a better than 40% three-point shooter, and he takes a lot of threes. He is also a great difficult shot-maker as Kobe was.”
Brooklyn Nets shaking of their All-Star woes in style:
In the post-game press conference, Kyrie was asked whether the team was a bit rusty after the break. He said, “Anytime you put something down, whether it be writing, whether it be art when you put it down for a few days and you come back, you’re going to be a little rusty. In the flow of the game, it took us a quarter and a half to get out of that spell that we were in.”
Just couldn't do anything about @KyrieIrving tonight.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 12, 2021
In this victory against the Celtics, Jame Harden was also on fire as he went on to score 22 points. The Brooklyn Nets are second in the Eastern Conference standings. Moreover, they have a three-game winning streak in their hands and will look to build on that. They are well in contention for the playoff spots and will look forward to qualifying for the finals looking at their star-studded roster.
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