Is a 20 year old the Best PG in the NBA?

K_Irving_2This season in the NBA you have heard a lot about the obvious superstars such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and Carmelo Anthony to name a few but Cleveland Cavaliers’ sophomore point guard Kyrie Irving has been playing up to par with the best of them this season. Irving, who is from Elizabeth, New Jersey, played at Duke for only one year participating in only 11 games due to injury. Playing in only 11 games in college you wouldn’t believe Irving would be drafted number one in the 2011 NBA Draft and would give the Cavaliers some hope from the distraught from LeBron James moving to take his talents to Miami. Irving has by far surpassed the pressure of the prestigious draft pick by winning Rookie of the Year of the 2011-2012 season and to date has a career average of 20.7 ppg, 5.5 ast, and 3.7 reb. During the first half of this years’ NBA season, Irving’s clutch shots and 30+ point games has him in the discussion of the one of the best point guards in the NBA and in some people’s eyes he is the best, in only his second season! TNT analyst and NBA World Champion Kenny “The Jet” Smith has said Kyrie Irving has the best ball-handling skills in the league and just yesterday at this years All-Star Weekend won the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest beating well-known three point shooters throughout the league. What can’t this ‘kid’ do? And to add to his other accomplishments, Irving has earned his first NBA All-Star selection at this year All-Star game in Houston. The only flaw that Irving seems to have is he tends to be a little injury prone dating back to his days at Duke and even has had some injuries in his two year career so far in the NBA. If Kyrie Irving can keep the injuries away and stay healthy he will be the best point guard in the NBA within the next two years at the most. Some even think within the next year. Those are some bold predictions for a player who is only 20 years old.

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