Kyrie Takes His Bag of Tricks To Brooklyn. Rewatch Some Of His Best Highlights In Beantown.
Updated: Sep 22, 2019
Uncle Drew's offensive game and dribbling abilities are spectacular to watch.
Legendary point guard, Kyrie Irving signed a max contract worth $164M with the Brooklyn Nets. This deal unsurprising came after the second round exit with the Boston Celtics where he posted career-low numbers and poor efficiency shots against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Kyrie's journey in Beantown was a bit perplexing from the jump. He demanded a trade on the Cleveland Cavaliers during free agency and was traded for Isaiah Thomas and James Crowder. He then arrived on the team with 2X All-star, Gordon Hayward, to compete for a championship.
The first game of the regular season, Hayward had to be stretched out after suffering a season-ending injury ankle injury. Subsequently, the team effectively united to win 55 regular season games and finished second in the Eastern Conference. Kyrie had to miss the rest of the season including the playoffs after undergoing a minimally-invasive surgery to two screws from his patella. The same Celtics team with Terry Rozier, Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart made it to the Eastern Conference Finals, but unfortunately lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers after a ferocious game 7.
The next season, the team came back with the same squad but failed to live up to their earlier expectations. This time, the Celtics team only won 49 games and finished fourth behind the Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite averaging 23.8 PPG and posting up efficient numbers, it seemed that the Celtics team had no clear-cut leader and failed to win big games.
During the season, almost every NBA analyst expected Kyrie to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks or Los Angeles Lakers. It seemed that Kyrie was done with his time in Boston.
On July 7th, 2019, Kyrie Irving signed a max contract with the Brooklyn nets to partner up with Kevin Durant, DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert. He will now replace D'Angelo Russell as their starting point guard and lead the team without Kevin Durant for the 2019-20 NBA season. Uncle Drew is in his prime and it is time for him to detonate the league. He arguably possesses the best handles in the league and is ready to pursue his own NBA championship without the help of LeBron James. Relive his famous moments on the Boston Celtics below.