Video: Celtics’ Kyrie Irving uses the lefty skyhook vs. Magic
Boston Celtics star point guard Kyrie Irving is one of the most gifted scorers in NBA history. Uncle Drew arguably has the greatest layup package from any point guard who has ever played in the NBA, can score from the mid-range, and has a lethal 3-point stroke.
Kyrie Irving, though, is a student of the game. He is always talking about how he studies some of the great players who came before him, and it looks like Irving has been watching some tapes of Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lately.
Saturday night in Orlando against the Magic, Irving took a lefty skyhook in the lane, and of course, it went in:
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) January 13, 2019
Well, this is just unfair. The Celtics star is already impossible to defend. If the All-Star guard now has a skyhook in his bag of tricks, opposing defenses are going to be on their heels even more when trying to guard Kyrie in the half court.
Kyrie Irving entered Saturday averaging 22.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game. The five-time All-Star is shooting 49.0 percent from the field, 40.6 percent from beyond the arc, and 85.5 percent from the free-throw line.
We can now add that Irving is shooting 100 percent on skyhooks. Somewhere, Abdul-Jabbar is tipping his cap to Irving.