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Kyrie Irving

Discussion in 'Cavs Talk' started by wuck, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. wuck

    wuck Hustling on the inside Staff Member Administrator

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    Please keep the focus on Kyrie Irving in this thread.

    If you want to discuss things completely unrelated to Irving, go here: http://realcavsfans.com/community/index.php?threads/open-discussion-cavs-related-issues.47439/

    If things go way off-topic, posts will be deleted and vacations will be granted. I've gotten numerous complaints about the mess that was the old Irving thread, and I feel like it's time to get it back on track.

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    For continuity:

    Old Kyrie thread: http://realcavsfans.com/community/index.php?threads/kyrie-irving.43426/

    Even older Kyrie thread: http://realcavsfans.com/community/index.php?threads/kyrie-irving.38471/
     
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  2. Rob

    Rob Champion

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    Kyrie Irving aka Uncle Drew aka Young God aka Mr 4th Quarter
    Maker of "The Shot"
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    Career Numbers (Regular Season)

    21.6 PPG, 5.6 APG, 3.4 RPG
    45.7% FG, 38.3% 3PT, 87.3% FT

    Career Numbers (Playoffs)

    25.2 PPG, 4.7 APG, 3.0 RPG
    46.4% FG, 44.3% 3PT, 86% FT

    Career Highlights & Awards

    NBA Champion (2016)
    4x NBA All-Star (2013-2015, 2017)
    All-NBA Third Team (2015)
    NBA Rookie of the Year (2012)
    NBA All-Star Game MVP (2014)
    Olympic Champion (2016)
    FIBA World Cup MVP (2014)


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  3. cavsfever

    cavsfever NBA Starter

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    Can you put links to both old Kyrie threads in the first post of this one? There's something to be said for thread continuity -- I love being able to go back and read conversations from a player's rookie year, the first time Jon said Kyrie was 'a rich man's Boobie Gibson', etc. Thanks!
     
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  4. Just Checkin

    Just Checkin Sixth Man

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    Here's to a decent RAPM regular season.
     
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  5. Cavatt

    Cavatt All-Star

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    I'm glad Lue is taking it easy on him. He has played a lot of basketball this year.
     
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    cavsfever NBA Starter

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    Lue saw how much energy and aggression he had in the playoffs after getting the first three months of the season off last year.
     
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  7. wuck

    wuck Hustling on the inside Staff Member Administrator

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    Has Irving said anything about what he worked on this summer? Or was it mostly resting after the Olympics finished?
     
  8. Jon

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    Except I never actually said that. Try to respect the new thread?
     
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  9. Andrew

    Andrew Master Debater

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    Can I just say I love this kid? Sure I came here because of James but I had no idea HOW GOOD this cat was. Seriously best ball handling in the league and its not even close.
     
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  10. melecoaze

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    Man watching these videos makes me miss the adrenaline from the playoffs. Shit is addictive. Too bad the regular season doesn't come close.
     
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  11. gourimoko

    gourimoko Fighting the good fight!

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    :chuckle: !!!
     
  12. rabman_gold

    rabman_gold Back-in-the-Midwest

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    If anything, I think he's more of a "rich man's Mo Williams". Mo had a better handle, could finish (hit the Mo Flo), and could get the others involved along with the shooting...

    But if I compared him to a non-Cav (one that I remember), he reminds me of Iverson (if Iverson was a few inches taller, could actually shoot efficiently anywhere on the court, wasn't a complete black hole, and didn't have an attitude nor was a head-case). Those handles Irving has were inspired from guys like Iverson, Tim Hardaway, and Rod Strickland, so it's easy to compare him to them.

    And if I went a little further, Irving and LeBron as a tandem kinda reminds of me of the Jordan-Pippen duo. In this case, leadership is switched, but the roles are similar (LeBron is the anti-Pippen who's the leader, defender, and triple-double/triple threat; Kyrie is the anti-Jordan who's the dynamite scorer, isolation threat, and ice-in-his-veins/I'm-gonna-kill-you-and-you-can't-do-shit-about-it threat).

    But maybe it's simply this: Kyrie Irving reminds me of Kyrie Irving. And the only one at that ;).
     
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  13. David.

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    Very accurate
     
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  14. Omar The Horse

    Omar The Horse NBA Starter

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    TRADE HIM FOR A QB
     
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    I used to think kyrie was a modern Isiah Thomas, but really hes evolving into micro kobe. Thats his mentality and thats who he aspires to be. Hes not the defender kobe is (although kobes always been overrated in that way) but hes the continuation of the mamba mentality
     
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