LeBron James Revives Kyrie Irving NBA Top 75 Players Theory

LeBron James Revives Kyrie Irving NBA Top 75 Players Theory

Kyrie Irving had a spectacular showing in Game 1 of the Brooklyn Nets’ Eastern Conference playoff outing against the Boston Celtics. While his off-the-court theatrics left something to be desired, on the court – he was stellar.

When it was all said and done, Irving finished with 39 points on 12-of-20 shooting from the field and 6-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc, five rebounds, six assists, four steals, one block, and three steals in 42 minutes of action.

Irving looked so good, in fact, that it prompted his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate, LeBron James, to send out this tweet:

As a reminder, this past season the NBA named it’s 75 best players of all time. Irving was suspiciously omitted from the list. Various rationales were offered, but folks couldn’t help but notice that some of Irving’s contemporaries who hadn’t won a championship, like Damian Lillard, seemed to make it.

Then the drama intensified when eagle-eyed fans at home thought they noticed something strange on the website. It seemed like one day, Irving was on the list; then when his infamous COVID vaccine drama erupted, suddenly he wasn’t.

Obviously no one will ever know the truth about Irving’s Top 75 status, but James’ tweet on Sunday (which was notable given the weird exchange they had the last time they played each other) definitely revived the conspiracy theory to some degree.

Moreover, fans at home had strong reactions to the Lakers star’s core message:

It will be interesting to see how Irving and the Nets play from here on out.

Obviously if they bow out in the first round to the Celtics, it won’t do much to bolster the 30-year-old’s claim to all-time great status.

But if Irving can lead Brooklyn back, get out of the first round, and them make a legitimate run at another championship – his legacy at that point would be beyond reproach.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.
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