Legends Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson sing Kyrie Irving’s praise during Nets’ run to the Playoffs; call him a video game.
The Brooklyn Nets have built perhaps the most offensively potent trio in NBA history this 2020-21 NBA season. With James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant at the helm, the Nets will essentially unstoppable on one end of the floor, forcing opposing defenses to go bucket-for-bucket with the Nets; something Brooklyn is very capable of.
However, due to a plethora of reasons from all three superstars, they’ve all missed a hefty amount of time and have only played a measly 186 minutes together on the court this season. Kyrie Irving is currently leading the Nets along with Kevin Durant, trying to keep his squad afloat atop the Eastern Conference standings while Harden remains to be sidelined.
It’s no surprise that Kyrie’s not only putting up great numbers, but is doing so in the most Kyrie-esque way possible. Everything from his tight handles to acrobatic lay-ups, the 2016 champ is digging deep into his bag of tricks this season to further boast Brooklyn’s chances of winning each game.
Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas compliment Kyrie Irving on his game.
Kyrie Irving is known for the finesse he approaches the game with. He’s truly an artist when it comes to basketball and legends of the past such as Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas recognize this as they commend him on the way he puts up points on the board.
“The greatest compliment I can give him is he really is a video game. These kids play it- my grandson plays it, my son plays it- and he’s out there actually doing it. He’s the one player who can electrify a crowd while also making the opposing players on the bench go crazy after he just crossed up their teammate. That’s how great he is,” said Magic Johnson.
Isiah Thomas provided an incredible analogy for Kyrie Irving’s game by relating it to Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar. “It’d be like you took guitar lessons and then played the guitar. ‘Ok, it sounds good’. Then you get Jimi Hendrix to play the guitar and it’s like, ‘Oh sh-t, what’s that?!’ That’s what I was trying to be like. There’s no category for that.”