Four of the top five picks from the 2021 NBA Draft were named to the All-Rookie First Team, while two second-rounders made the Second Team.
Irving had some memorable moments in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform. It was his three-pointer in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals that served as the knockout punch to cement arguably the greatest NBA upset, as they took out the 73-9 Golden State Warriors. Irving decided that that situation was no longer for him, so he requested a trade, seeking some of the same power and influence LeBron James had in Cleveland but in a different place.
Kyrie Irving appeared on a recent episode of the I Am Athlete podcast and spoke about how his personal issues led to his departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers