Boston Celtics: Kyrie Irving playing like an MVP

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 20: Kyrie Irving
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 20: Kyrie Irving /

The Boston Celtics traded for Kyrie Irving, knowing he hadn’t hit his potential yet.  Post All-Star break, the young point guard is showing flashes of brilliance to come.

If you haven’t watched the Boston Celtics this year, you’ve been missing out.  They’re young, energetic and play great basketball.  Point guard Kyrie Irving has been a key component to their success.  Post All-Star break, he’s taken his game to a whole new level.

Listen guys, I’ve always loved Kyrie.  Even when he was in Cleveland, I just thought he was an incredible basketball player.  I’m so happy he’s in Boston now, and watching him grow every game has been a treat.

On Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets, Kyrie posted 34 points in 25 minutes of action.  He’s been so efficient guys, it’s remarkable.  Kyrie at 25 is figuring out how to make the most out of his offense, and he isn’t even in his prime yet!

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When the Celtics were in New York post All-Star, Irving had 31 points, 8 assists and 9 rebounds.  Kyrie is becoming an all-around point guard, and next year he’s going to look even better.  Additionally, the Celtics will have Gordon Hayward next season, remember him?  He’s going to make Kyrie’s life so much easier.

Kyrie is undoubtedly the leader of this team

I’ve said Al Horford is the MVP for the Celtics.  However, I can’t deny how good Irving has been.  Especially post All-Star break.  Irving has made it his mission to get the guys ready for the postseason, especially young studs Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.  All I knew about Kyrie when he got here really was that he was scorer.

I knew efficient basketball was fun, of course.  However, I wasn’t expecting Kyrie to be this…special.

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As Celtics fans we have every reason to be excited about what comes next.  Especially now as we watch Kyrie figure it all out.