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Is Kyrie Irving A Legitimate, Bonafide Superstar In The NBA (In Your Books/Definition)?

Yes, Kyrie Irving Is A Legitimate (Bonafide) Superstar In This League
79 (74.5%)
No, I View Kyrie As A Legit All-Star, But A Fringe Superstar At Best Currently
27 (25.5%)

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Re: Debating With Friend: What Do You View Kyrie Irving As In The NBA?
« Reply #105 on: November 21, 2017, 09:23:30 AM »

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um, a godsend?

He absolutely was last night.
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« Reply #106 on: November 21, 2017, 11:12:28 AM »

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um, a godsend?

He absolutely was last night.

Absolutely. As he was against the Hawks the prior game. Those were easily 2 of the 3 best games he's had offensively since he arrived. If he continues to produce at that level (or close to it) then he's certainly elevated his game. But he was 4-16 against the Warriors, 7-21 against the Lakers and 4-13 against Orlando in three of the previous 6 games prior to the Atlanta game. He needs a bit more consistency before I'm ready to say he's taken a step forward.
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« Reply #107 on: November 21, 2017, 11:16:24 AM »

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Kyrie Irving has the best handles and ball control in the NBA, but not always the best judgement.

Kyrie Irving is a wildly inconsistent defender.

Kyrie Irving is an amazing finisher around the hoop, he's also a potent jumpshooter

Kyrie Irving is a good, but not great (among starting point guards) passer.

Kyrie Irving is a better leader than I thought he was, or at the very least he's a catalyst the other guys can rally around and doesn't disrupt chemistry.

Kyrie Irving is a magician who can conjure comebacks and baskets from thin air.

Kyrie Irving is a wildly inconsistent defender still but he's been better than he was in Cleveland for sure.

That's pretty much how I see him.

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« Reply #108 on: November 21, 2017, 11:28:31 AM »

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Kyrie Irving is the most talented and best player to dawn a Celtics uniform since Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Period. Full stop.

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« Reply #109 on: November 21, 2017, 04:06:43 PM »

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He was certainly a superstar last night.
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« Reply #110 on: November 21, 2017, 04:30:06 PM »

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« Reply #111 on: November 21, 2017, 04:52:26 PM »

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Right now he is a upper tier all star, arguably the best in the league at his position (certainly in the mix).  As he becomes more integrated on the Celtics, elite NBA player.  He is better than I thought.

You have LeBron and Durant at the top but after that, isn't he right there with Westbrook, Curry, Harden, Davis?  Kahwi Leonard?  Who would you swap Irving with to make the Celtics better?  I couldn't name 10 I would swap him for, maybe not 5.

Everything is just coming so easily for him since he joined the Celtics.  He just seems to glide; like a really good center fielder in baseball.  Makes me think he still has another gear that he can kick in when he needs it.


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« Reply #112 on: November 21, 2017, 05:16:47 PM »

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I don't really get into the superstar label and all that, but I think with him playing this level of defense (and how smoothly he is playing within the team) you have to put him in the discussion with the top players in the league.  For me LeBron is the best and I might have Harden and Leonard next myself, and he's in the mix after that.
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« Reply #113 on: November 21, 2017, 09:57:16 PM »

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Kyrie Irving is the most talented and best player to dawn a Celtics uniform since Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Period. Full stop.

Okay that might be a stretch.

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« Reply #114 on: November 21, 2017, 10:09:09 PM »

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Kyrie Irving is the most talented and best player to dawn a Celtics uniform since Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Period. Full stop.

Okay that might be a stretch.
I mean the only competition is Rondo and IT.
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I think Kyrie has the potential to be the best Celtic player since KG and Pierce, but so do Jaylen and Jayson. If all three do, we're talking dynasty babeeeeee!!!!

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« Reply #116 on: November 21, 2017, 10:32:24 PM »

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Kyrie Irving is the most talented and best player to dawn a Celtics uniform since Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Period. Full stop.

Okay that might be a stretch.
I mean the only competition is Rondo and IT.

Oh wait (FACEPALM) I completely misread that.

It says "SINCE" KG and Pierce.

I thought he meant like best player in franchise history besides KG/Pierce LOL.

Anyways that is possible but as of now that's still Isaiah.

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« Reply #117 on: November 21, 2017, 10:39:52 PM »

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I think Kyrie has the potential to be the best Celtic player since KG and Pierce, but so do Jaylen and Jayson. If all three do, we're talking dynasty babeeeeee!!!!

With Hayward, Horford and another Top-5 pick (2018 OR 2019) in the mix, agreed!  ;D
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« Reply #118 on: November 21, 2017, 10:45:13 PM »

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He was certainly a superstar last night.

Last night, yes.

But Isaiah had these kinds of nights too last season far often, but wasn't considered a superstar still.
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« Reply #119 on: November 21, 2017, 10:51:33 PM »

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Kyrie Irving is the most talented and best player to dawn a Celtics uniform since Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Period. Full stop.

Okay that might be a stretch.
I mean the only competition is Rondo and IT.

Eh, IT yes. Rondo honestly I'd say "no" here lol.
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