Kyrie Irving: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Most Versatile Point Guards

by Geoffreys, Clayton
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ISBN: 9781507809402

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Learn the Incredible Story of the Boston Celtics' Star Point Guard Kyrie Irving

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Newly revised for the 2017-2018 NBA season, Kyrie Irving: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Most Versatile Point Guards details the inspirational story of basketball's star, Kyrie Irving. This unauthorized biography of Kyrie Irving highlights his quick ascent into the league as a brilliant passer and scorer. Kyrie Irving, often referred to as Uncle Drew, rivals Golden State Warrior Steph Curry in his incredible ability to control the basketball. Youth basketball players from all across the world view Kyrie Irving highlight reels to learn the ins and outs of passing and dribbling the basketball. Having such extraordinary skills, Kyrie is one of the best point guards in the NBA due to his court vision and ability to pass and score incredibly quickly. His agility is easily among the best in the NBA.

Now as a new member of the Boston Celtics, Kyrie has the opportunity to lead his own team.

Read on to learn about Kyrie Irving's journey into the league, to his college years at Duke University before ultimately propelling into the NBA.

Here is a preview of what is inside this Kyrie Irving book:

  • Childhood and High School Years
  • Training with Pyonin
  • College Years at Duke
  • Kyrie Irving's NBA Career
  • Getting Drafted and Rookie Season
  • All-Star Appearances and the Return of Lebron
  • Three Finals Appearances
  • The Trade to Boston
  • Kyrie's Personal Life
  • Irving's Impact on Basketball
  • Kyrie Irving's Legacy & Future

An excerpt from the book:

In their early twenties, most young adults are just graduating college and are looking for jobs. Kyrie Irving has yet to reach the veteran years of his career and is already an accomplished multiple-time NBA All-Star, the recipient of the 2012 Rookie of the Year Award, the 2014 NBA All-Star MVP, and an NBA champion at that. Not only that, but Kyrie went to the NBA Finals at a very young age while most NBA players retire without ever having a chance at an NBA championship.

However, he would tell you these accolades are par for the course. As he was told by his father, "Stay hungry and humble." This proverb is what continues to drive Kyrie's relentless work both on and off the court. In a league dominated by incredibly talented point guards, there is no choice for aspiring athletes but to be great. For Kyrie, his buttery-smooth ball handling along with his knack for acrobatic finishes around the rim make him stand out from his contemporaries.

Irving's game is crafty and elegant. He keeps opponents guessing from the top of the key right down to the bucket. His powerful dribbling ability and superb ambidexterity allow him to keep defenses on their heels. While the 24-second shot clock is ticking, Irving's collection of moves seems to be endless. He zigzags like a chess master. He keeps defenders on their heels and in anticipation of the inevitable and unavoidable show that Irving's hands can do.

Tags: Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Duke Blue Devils, Duke Basketball, Stephen Curry, Isaiah Thomas, Gordon Hayward, Derrick Rose, Austin Rivers

  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Author: Geoffreys, Clayton
  • ISBN: 9781507809402
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 0.47
  • Number Of Pages: 222
  • Publication Year: 2015

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