Even though relations between the Brooklyn Nets and guard Kyrie Irving are much improved going into the season, some analysts still have their doubts about him and want to discuss his position amongst the athletes in the NBA.
Sports analyst Bill Simmons discussed the situation on his podcast, where he inferred that Irving is not currently a superstar-caliber player in this league.
People seem to think he’s a superstar. Look- he made one of the biggest shot in the history of the finals in 2016. In a game that was a rock fight, nobody was making anything and then he makes his three. He’s great in 2017, that Cavs team was incredible offensively, but that was five years ago, 2017. People are judging hiim now based on Twitter clips and YouTube clips and some other highlights versus what he was, which was they got swept. He was healthy, he played, he had no injuries. He was 100 percent healthy. When you’re talking about you’re top three’s and you just go through Brooklyn, KD, 34, who is still one of the best five plaeyrs in this league, but then you have Kyrie who has just not proven he’s a reliable regular season or the same, kind of, elite playoff performer.
Source: Yahoo Sports