The NBA All-Star game pits the biggest superstars against one another. The game is usually high scoring, entertaining and an event like no other. Usually the likes of LeBron James, Chris Paul and Kevin Durant steal the show, but this year, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off the shock of the weekend by leading his team to victory and picking up the MVP award in the process.
The young point guard finished with 31 points and 14 assists in his second All-Star appearance. It has been a struggling season for his Cavaliers, but it appears he’s taken his frustrations out on the league’s elite players, proving he is indeed a force to be reckoned with in the NBA. Kyrie has been rated by many as one of the top point guards in the league, but his defensive efforts, his team and inconsistency have held him down the pecking order.
If he can play at this level on a regular basis, there will be no doubt on who is the best point guard in the league.
Just how far can this kid go? He has the ability to win games, there’s no doubting that, but will it be as a member of the Cavaliers, or will he have to seek a new opportunity in a few years time? Irving can still make the playoffs this season, and this kind of form could see that goal be easily achieved. If it happens, it would be another remarkable achievement from Irving.