This is why I like Kyrie Irving.
When he’s clicking and attacking the basket, he’s one of the most fun players to watch in the League.
A big reason for that: his handles.
Lowkey, did the Uncle Drew commercials give him the irrational confidence to do some of the most complex dribble moves to get past the defense?
My theory is that he effortlessly and effectively pulls off the Shammgod in the street ball game and thinks to himself, ‘Man, I’d be the only one who could do that in the L.’
What’s certainly been displayed since last year’s All-Star Game and in many moments last night, Kyrie shows the ball on dribble moves and lay-ups to sort of freeze and tease the defender. He’s a master at this and I have yet to really see a play where that backfires. It definitely didn’t last night and it resulted in highlight after highlight en route to his season-high 37 points.
The video above does it justice as it’s every one of his plays pasted one after another, including the beautiful lefty lay-up off the glass and over Amar’e Stoudemire that effectively sealed the game for the Cavs.
Here’s a couple in Vine form below: