The NBA is a league built entirely around the point guard position, and in this modern era, it seems like there are 10 or more superstar guards who can change a game in a split second, but which one is the best? You could argue many of the top contenders rule supreme for various reasons, but the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ Kyrie Irving, who’s a top contender in many people’s eyes, is the best point guard when taking everything into consideration.
When the Cavaliers drafted Irving, the city was full of excitement — it was exactly what they needed, but they’re yet fully able reap the rewards they’d hoped to gain. Irving can be matched head-to-head against a few top point guards, but it’s easy to forget the poor team he has carried. Although Irving has been a revelation during his Cleveland career, his team has still struggled.
The argument is clear. Would Irving blossom in a top team — would he improve if Cleveland landed a top star or is he not as good as some think, and actually holding his team back? There’s credit in any of these theories, but Kyrie has continued to play his hardest in each and every minute, despite being stuck on a losing team. This season was supposed to be the start of something good for Cleveland, but it’s been horrid all around, yet Kyrie has still performed. The star has averaged 21.5 points, 6.3 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.
Kyrie is just getting started in the grand scheme of things, and he has an already impressive resume. Although many point guards have arguably achieved more than the Cavaliers’ youngster, Irving has time on his side and when putting everything into perspective, it’s clear he’s the best point guard in the league, or at least about to be.