Be it by the narrative, the change in scenery, or the injuries, it’s fair to say that Kyrie Irving’s reputation has become dented in recent months.
Still, we shouldn’t forget just how good the guy is.
In 13 career Finals games, Irving is averaging 28PPG, on nearly 50/40/90 (field goal percentage, three-point percentage, and free-throw percentage) shooting splits.
For most, the Finals are the hardest time to perform. You’re playing against the best team, in front of the whole world, when everything your team has been working for is on the line. That’s a whole lot of pressure.
Clearly, for Uncle Drew, that doesn’t seem to be an issue. Hopefully, as he continues another season with the Celtics, he’ll get the chance to show us again just how great he is when the stakes are at their highest.