Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has done a lot to establish himself as one of the top stars in the game in just two short seasons. Irving’s rise to glory began with him being taken first overall in the 2011 NBA Draft despite missing the majority of his only year at Duke due to injury.
Kyrie followed that up with being named the rookie of the year for that season. Then, last season, Irving improved upon that rookie year with his first All-Star selection. Heck, the kid even went out and won the three-point challenge during All-Star weekend, showing the world that he’s deadly no matter where he is on the court.
Now, Irving can list another accomplishment on his resume, video game cover boy.
As reported on Monday by Josh Sanchez for FanSided, Kyrie is on the cover of NBA Live 14. EA Games made the announcement during their presentation. In building up to the Kyrie reveal, EA pulled out all the stops, including using a slam poet to get the crowd hyped up and ready.
Once the people were suitably ready, out came Irving with the games executive producer Sean O’Brian. According to the report of the presentation, Irving is the perfect representative for the game because his great ball-handling skills is what is being emphasized in the game.
The choice of Irving to be the cover boy for the new Live game is firm proof of exactly where Irving is headed in this league. As the face of both the Cavaliers and the future stars of the NBA, Irving only needs to show he can stay healthy and lead his team back to the playoffs.
If Irving can do both of these things, then with his skill-set, there is no ceiling on how high he can rise, and who he might lure back to Cleveland in 2014.