Cavaliers Kyrie Irving Living Up to Hype

Kyrie Irving has only played 23 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers and he’s already receiving consideration as an All-Star reserve. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, considering he solidified himself as the top overall pick in this year’s draft after playing just 11 games at Duke University.It doesn’t take very long to see that Irving is a special player.In NBA history, only five players – Steve Nash, Larry Bird, Mark Price, Reggie Miller and Dirk Nowitzki – have ever finished a season shooting 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 90 percent from the free throw line. This is known as the 50-40-90 club.Right now, Irving is shooting 49 percent from the field, 41 percent from three and 83 percent from the charity stripe. At 19 years old, he’s just a few percentage points away from joining one of the game’s most exclusive groups.

via NBA PM: Kyrie Irving Living Up to Hype | HOOPSWORLD | Basketball News & NBA Rumors.


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