Kyrie Irving finally makes the 50/40/90 club and Kevin Durant can’t hide his joy as he posts about his Nets teammate’s feat on Twitter.
Kyrie Irving has always been a special player. Even during his rookie season, his game looked closer to art than a sport, and that has only been more so the case as his career has gone on. Despite how good he always has been though, no matter how much he flirted with it, there is one thing that had always eluded him.
No, it’s not a scoring title, and no, we’re not talking about the MVP either. We are talking about the prestigious 50/40/90 club. For those that may not know, this refers to when a player averages at least 50% from the field, 40% from three, and 90% from the free-throw line. It denotes the fact that the player has had an incredible and highly efficient season.
With Kyrie Irving reaching that milestone right after the final game of the season, his teammate in Kevin Durant just couldn’t hide his joy, and recently put up an interesting post on Twitter. Let’s get into it.
The Slim Reaper congratulates Kyrie Irving for making the 50/40/90 club
Before this season, the closest Kyrie has come to a 50/40/90 campaign was his first year with the Celtics. In the 2017-18 season, he averaged 49.1% from the field, 40.8% from the three, and 88.9% from the free-throw line. Even before and after this though, the player had several seasons where he flirted with the club, but never quite got to it.
The last game of this season though seemed to be his golden opportunity. Going into the game against the Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving was averaging 50.4% from the field, 92.2% from the charity stripe. But he was shooting 39.7% from the beyond the arc. Just 0.3 and he’s be there.
Well, it appears he knew. During the game, he scored 17 points, on 7 of 11 from the field, and more importantly, a perfect 3 for 3 on threes.
With that performance, the former Celtics man has now entered the 50/40/90 club. And after the game, this is what Kevin Durant tweeted in response.
50/40/90 for the God…@KyrieIrving
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 17, 2021
Some fans haven’t liked the fact that Durant referred to Irving as “god”. However, it is a bit obvious that he meant that more as a joke than an actual adjective. And frankly speaking, hating on these players for using the word is a bit childish.
With all the backlash he’s faced, deserved or not, we are very happy for Kyrie Irving. Now, fans and the franchise alike will hope he can carry that level f performance on in the postseason.