Kyrie Irving may have a bad reputation in the locker-room, but nobody can argue Uncle Drew’s natural ability on the court.
A 6-2, 195-pound guard, Kyrie is widely considered one of the best offensive players in the game. And, according to former league veteran Richard Jefferson, he’s got the best handles in NBA history.
This is no disrespect to guys like AI Skip, Isiah, CP, Hardaway but Ky has the best NBA handle of all time. PERIOD https://t.co/fnqkI5wJj2
— Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) March 24, 2020
Indeed, nobody can handle the rock like Kyrie. Over the course of his 9-year career, that characteristic has always been his staple — and it has helped him in other avenues as well.
For his career, he has averaged 22.4 points, 5.7 assists, and 3.7 rebounds on 46% shooting.
Unfortunately, Irving has struggled with injuries and scandals these past few years and his reputation has taken a big hit. In Cleveland and in Boston, he was viewed as “toxic” for his rather bizarre and “erotic” behavior.
In Brooklyn, with Kevin Durant and his new teammates, he will look to rewrite his legacy by winning over the hearts of the fans and his teammates as they look to earn an NBA Championship.
The path to said Chip will not be an easy one — but with Irving on their side, they are ready to compete with the best of them.