Austin Rivers Tells Interesting Story About Kyrie Irving
Austin Rivers recently told an interesting story about Kyrie Irving.
The tale dates back to their days growing up.
“We were there. It was all the top-ranked guys — Brandon Knight, Dion Waiters, Josh Selby, anybody you could name, John Wall, all these guys were there,” he said.
“And I remember they had this kid Kyrie. I think it was in New Jersey, where he’s from. They brought in a local kid. He was the local kid. He wasn’t even supposed to be there. He was like the kid they brought. So they brought in Kyrie. There were only like 20 of us — it was very intimate.”
Even at that point, Irving was clearly special.
“Kyrie gets in the one-on-one drill and starts wearing out everybody. Everyone’s like, ‘who the —-?’ I’ve never heard of this guy’s name. I’m like ‘who the hell is this dude?’”
Even the NBA players present started taking notice.
“So Deron Williams hops in the game. Mind you this is his camp, he was an All-Star during that time. They’re going back and forth. Kyrie’s hitting him with some s—.”
Needless to say, Irving went on to have a very successful career in the NBA.