Kyrie Irving Explained Why He Didn’t Celebrate Immediately After Winning The NBA Title

05.03.17 7 months ago

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Kyrie Irving hit the biggest shot in the Cavs Game 7 triumph over the Warriors last year, with his three from the right wing that gave the Cavs the lead for good in Game 7 at 92-89.

It was an iconic moment, one he reveled in in the weeks after he hit the shot, but the immediate reaction from Irving after winning the first title in franchise history wasn’t unbridled joy and to break down in tears like LeBron James, instead it was dread.

In comments he made to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst during training camp, revealed in a recent story, Irving said he spent his first moments after winning the NBA championship worried about having to deal with the questions that had persisted throughout the series about his play, most notably his lack of assists and propensity for being a scoring point guard rather than a pass first floor general.

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