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Kyrie’s Rise To The Top

Former Duke star has become a great NBA player.

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NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 21, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) dribbles defended by Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) and guard Avery Bradley (0) during the second half in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. 
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The NBA draft is a rite of passage and as the players have grown younger, they naturally take longer to mature.

It’s no great surprise that some guys come to the league unprepared and take some time to understand their new profession.

Some guys never really figure it out - take Rashad McCants. He’s been out of the league for a while now and just like UNC, his failures are someone else’s fault.

That didn’t happen to former Blue Devils Kyrie Irving fortunately.

He came into the league at 19 and took his lumps. But he has matured into a tremendous player, a guy who can take over for the best player in the game and keep Cleveland winning.

Here’s a great read on the player he’s become. Keep in mind he’s still just 25 and keep in mind that we face another scintillating finals duel with Golden State’s Stephen Curry.

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