‘Deserves Way More Respect’: Jason Kidd’s Son Says Kyrie Irving Should be in MVP Conversations

Published 03/14/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
Jan 20, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) dribbles in the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports


Kyrie Irving is certainly one of the best point guards in the NBA. Despite people doubting him whether he could play alongside two other superstars, Irving has cemented as a key piece for the Nets.

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In the absence of forward Kevin Durant, Kyrie has stepped as the primary scoring option for the team. He has also adjusted to a more off-ball role, as well as sacrificing his on-ball duties for James Harden.

Despite having one of the best seasons in his career, ‘Uncle Drew‘ has had his detractors this season, especially when the 28-year-old missed seven games due to personal reasons this season.

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TJ Kidd hails Kyrie for superb season

Nets’ legend Jason Kidd’s son TJ Kidd recently expressed how felt about Irving’s amazing season. According to NBA insider Scoop B Robinson, TJ said, “Kyrie deserves WAY more respect than he gets from basketball fans man… dude is a certified HOOPER. He’s gotta be in the MVP convo this year.. Watching him play this year has been a lot of fun”

Kidd also took a subtle dig at the media for their diplomatic approach with the superstar. “What’s been even funnier the same guys who were saying he should retire after he took some time away heads are spinning and it’s funny to see that these guys are all about him now that he’s playing well. What a world.”

The 7-time All-Star is certainly turning some heads around this season. The Nets will hope that their superstar can carry on this splendid form.

Why Kyrie Irving deserves to be in the MVP conversation

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While teammate James Harden might have taken the majority of the plaudits and dominated the MVP conversation, Kyrie Irving is certainly up there with his on-court performances.

He is having a career high in scoring averaging 27.4 points, 5.8 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game. Irving is also almost having a 50-40-90 season, shooting 51.4% from the field, 40.7% from the three point line and 89.4% from the three point line.

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Given how efficient Kyrie has been and how he has adjusted to a new role in the Nets, the 28-year-old has certainly been overlooked so far in the MVP conversation. If he can maintain his amazing run of form this season, he is a must-have in the MVP conversation.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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