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Avery Bradley says Kyrie Irving is the hardest player to defend, and it’s not even close

Kyrie Irving

When it comes to point guards in today’s NBA, there simply aren’t many who possess the talents of Kyrie Irving. Since being drafted with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 Draft, “Uncle Drew” has steadily grown to a point where most experts and analysts consider him to be one of the best at his position in the game of basketball.

Other players recognize Irving’s unique set of skills as well. In fact, when asked who the toughest person to guard in the NBA is, Detroit Pistons guard Avery Bradley had a direct repsonse, and it wasn’t even close.

Over the course of his six-year career in the NBA, Irving, now 25 years old, has racked up 21.6 points on 46% shooting from the field (38% from beyond the arc), 5.5 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in 34.2 minutes per game. Last season, one of his best yet, the former Duke stand-out averaged a career-high 25.2 points on a career-best 47% from the field, 5.8 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in 35.1 minutes per contest — all while sinking free-throws at a career-high 90.5% clip.

With no signs of slowing down, it looks like Irving could be entering the prime of his career. It’s nice to see other players showing respect. It’s just like the Urban Dictionary says: game recognize game.

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