In just three short years since being taken number one overall out of Duke, Kyrie Irving is set to become the best point guard in the NBA.
At just the age of 21, Irving has already attained many accomplishments in winning Rookie of the Year, the NBA All-Star three-point shooting contest and recently MVP of this year’s All-Star Game. This is only to name a few of Irving’s accomplishments.
Recently against the Utah Jazz, Irving recorded his first career triple-double. The Cavs rising star has the potential to be one of the NBA’s best point guards—if not the best—if he keeps playing the way he does.
Irving has become one of the most important faces of the NBA in brief tenure in the league and has already reached goals that many NBA players can only dream of. Irving has the potential to become one of the best point guards in franchise history—alongside Mark Price, Terrell Brandon and Austin Carr—if he can stay healthy for a full season.
There has been a lot of buzz around NBA circles focusing on Irving’s quick development into being a border-line superstar. At the age of 28, Los Angeles Clippers PG Chris Paul—believed to be the best in the league by many—will eventually surpassed by Irving if he continues his solid play.
Potential threats such Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, John Wall of the Washington Wizards, Goran Dragic of the Phoenix Suns and Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics will likely be around for a long time to challenge Irving’s ascension into elite guard status.
If Irving decides to sign an expected max-deal extension from the Cavs this coming summer, not only would it calm the anxious nerves of Cleveland sports fans, but also show a sign of long-term commitment from Irving as well.
While not a superstar yet, Irving has become the symbol of a post-Lebron Cleveland, one who could be a building block and cornerstone for years to come.