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Kyrie Irving Is Confident Celtics Can Beat Warriors in 7-Game Series

1 month ago   |   By SLAMonline

Kyrie Irving is back. And confident as ever.
In an interview with ESPN ‘s Jackie MacMullan , the All-Star point guard, who hasn't played in a game since March, discussed his successful recovery from multiple knee surgeries:
“I'm moving completely differently. I've worked on my strength and have a heightened awareness of what my body needs on a day-to-day basis. I spent all summer trying get my left leg to catch up with my right. And it's there.
“Now when I go to the rim. I'm able to maintain my strength and athleticism, so when I get under there I have all sorts of options. No limitations...
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Kyrie Irving has not spoken to Jimmy Butler about teaming up

Kyrie Irving has not spoken to Jimmy Butler about teaming up

1 month ago   |   By Yardbarke

Uncle Drew and Jimmy Buckets seems like the match made in heaven, but it sounds like the involved parties themselves have yet to progress on that front.In an interview with ESPN.com's Jackie MacMullan that ran on Friday, Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving acknowledged that he was aware of rumors linking him with fellow All-Star Jimmy Butler in free agency, most popularly of them playing together on the New York Knicks or the Brooklyn Nets. Irving added, however, that he has had no such discussions with Butler about teaming up, per MacMullan:
Irving said he's aware that he's been linked to...
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Kyrie Irving's comments to ESPN suggest he's happy in Boston

1 month ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

In a sit-down interview with Jackie MacMullan on ESPN.com, Kyrie Irving touched on a variety of subjects, primarily his optimism for the next few years, his health, beating the Golden State Warriors monolith, and those persitent rumors connecting him and Jimmy Butler to the New York Knicks. Asked by MacMullan if he'd be disappointed if the Celtics didn't come away with a championship in 2019, Irving got right to brass tacks: "Can we beat Golden State in a seven-game series? For his part, the five-time NBA All-Star and former NBA champ told MacMullan he's aware of the rumors of a shared...
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Why Jalen Rose Believes Kyrie Irving Ranked Far Too Low By ESPN

1 month ago   |   By NESN

The knee injury Kyrie Irving endured last season has clouded ESPN's judgement.
That's what ESPN's Jalen Rose argued on Friday's episode of “Get Up!,” during which he claimed Irving should be closer to the top of the network's list of players who will have the best season in 2018-19. ESPN ranked Irving No. 20, prompting an impassioned response by Rose.
“The glaring omission for me is Kyrie Irving is ranked 20,” Rose said incredulously. “He should be in the top 15. He is that good.
“I know what ends up happening. We see it with Kawhi on this list. When you get injured, people forget how good...
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