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YouTube Gold: Kyrie Irving’s A Physical Marvel

Just wow.

Brooklyn Nets v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Three
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JUNE 10: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets is defended by Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half of Game Three of the Eastern Conference second round playoff series at the Fiserv Forum on June 10, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
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Former Blue Devil Kyrie Irving tends to generate headlines for a lot of things: flat earth ideas, vaccine concerns, burning sage before games and apparently taking breaks during the season.

At times it can overshadow his immense skill.

One of our favorite Kyrie videos was watching him when he was on the Select team and bring the ball up against Kobe Bryant and other members of the National Team.

He cut through them like it was nothing.

He arguably has the best ballhandling skills in the history of the game and is almost impossible to guard one-on-one. Only Stephen Curry is really close as a ball handler.

In this video, Irving does astonishing things. It’s basically things he does to loosen up and then drills he does to work on his handle.

The leaning thing is amazing in its own right but the drill where he’s standing on two balls?

You try it.

After watching this, it’s hard not to conclude that Irving has some of the finest muscle control of any athlete in the world. This is absolutely remarkable.