One Thing To Watch: Kyrie Irving’s best plays on his 28th birthday
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Today is the birthday of one of the NBA’s most eclectic and exciting players: Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving.
While he probably can’t go out and celebrate his birthday in style this year, he is using his special day to help positively impact the lives of others.
Nets' Kyrie Irving says he is donating $323,000 to Feeding America amid the coronavirus pandemic impacting food resources, and helping distribute 250,000 meals in the New York area.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 23, 2020
Kyrie Irving has seemingly been around forever, playing nine NBA seasons for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets.
On Monday, he turned a fresh 28 years-young, and in that time, he has supplied enough highlights to fill a career-long highlight reel.
So let’s take a look at the 10 most memorable moments of Irving’s career thus far.
10. To the King’s delight, Kyrie Irving tricks Prince
Even the King had to get up off the bench for this filthy crossover.
9. Brandon Knight becomes infamous for guarding Irving
Some things just aren’t fair in life, like Irving’s otherworldly handles. Ask Knight about ’em.
8. Masked up in the Garden
A masked Kyrie Irving gave the Knicks 41 points in Madison Square Garden.
7. Kyrie plays the role of matador
Earlier this season, Irving went off for 54 points against the Chicago Bulls, connecting on his first 10 shots.
6. Irving’s Nets debut results in a 50-piece
Irving arrived in style in Brooklyn, scoring 50 points in his Nets debut.
5. Kyrie scores a career-high
The third straight 50-point game on this list. This time, a career-high 57 against the San Antonio Spurs.
4. Team USA is left reaching
Irving weaved through the world’s best players at the Team USA minicamp back in 2012.
3. Kyrie in the clutch
Irving scored 40 points in game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals to help save the Cavaliers from elimination.
2. Kyrie still in the clutch
Irving and LeBron combined for 82 points in Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals.
1. The Shot.
Arguably the biggest shot in NBA Finals history.
Happy birthday, Uncle Drew!