After dominating the Playoffs and hitting the championship-clinching shot, Irving has established himself as one of the best players in the league.
Irving has been a star since he came into the league four years ago, but he took his game to the next level in this years Playoffs and Finals.
In the Finals, Irving averaged an impressive 27.1 points per game, 3.9 assists per game, 3.9 rebounds per game, and 2.1 steals per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. His efforts brought Cleveland back from a 3-1 Finals deficit and gave them their first sports championship in over 50 years. Irving’s go-ahead three-pointer in the final minute of Game 7 will arguably go down as one of the clutchest shots in NBA history.
The scary part about Irving is that he’s done all this at the age of 23. He’s already in the conversation with an elite group of point guards/players, and he’s still improving. Give Irving a couple years and he could be much higher on this list.
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