It’s only been 10 days since the Cavaliers won their first NBA championship. You know what that means…one of the clutchest postseason performances of all-time is still fresh on the mind.
Yup, I’m talking about Kyrie Irving‘s unstoppable 3rd quarter from Game 7 and his icing-on-the-cake three right over Steph Curry with under a minute to go.
Through all of the hooplah surrounding Cleveland’s improbable comeback, somehow, someway, Kyrie isn’t getting enough credit for what he did.
Consider the stakes…down 49-42 coming out of halftime (in a defensive struggle) on the road, in Game 7, against some pissed-off defending champs gunning for immortality.
Their kryptonite? A 24-year old star taking aim on the grandest stage after missing out a year ago. There’s times where Kyrie is absolutely impossible to contain. And for him to go into his hyperactive scoring mode, with the stakes that high, is remarkable.
And I’ll just leave this here…
10 days later it’s still incredible. 50 years from now, it’ll be regarded in the same light. On a team with one of the greatest players ever (LeBron), Kyrie made the biggest shot in Cavs history.
No big deal though, just some GOAT S***.