Kyrie Irving Breaks All-Star Game Record Set By Oscar Robertson and Isaiah Thomas

Published 03/08/2021, 11:18 AM EST
Mar 7, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Team Durant guard Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets (11) shoots the ball against Team LeBron forward Domantas Sabonis of the Indiana Pacers (11) during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


Kyrie Irving is one of the most electric players in basketball history for a reason. He can elevate on the big stage and put up sensational performances. After all, Kyrie was the one that hit the shot to complete the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 3-1 comeback over the Golden State Warriors in 2016.

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However, Kyrie is also a player built for the all-star stage. He is one of the youngest players ever to win All-Star Game MVP and regularly outperforms his competition in an all-star setting.

While he wasn’t the star attraction this weekend, he ensured he would have a great game for Team Kevin. He had 24 points and 12 assists in the loss, the third time in Kyire’s all-star career where he scored 20 points and got 10 assists. He overtook NBA Champions like Isiah Thomas and Oscar Robertson for most 20 and 10 games in all-star history.

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Kyrie’s numbers came in vain, as team LeBron dominated the night. The teams were definitely lopsided, and team LeBron ran over their opponents. However, Kyrie’s performance was something to behold and a very exciting fixture of the night.

Kyrie Irving: Leading the Nets to a title?

Kyrie Irving may be behind James Harden and Kevin Durant in terms of ability on the court, but he is definitely the leader of this Nets team. He is vocal, passionate, and has been very demanding of the people around him. While in some situations that doesn’t go well, it has been going well on the court.

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Mar 7, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Team Durant guard Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets (11) handles the ball against Team LeBron guard Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors (30) during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Irving has started to accept the role as a possible third-option in this deadly Brooklyn offense. However, it isn’t hard to convince someone to play as the third option behind two of the greatest scorers of this generation. Kyrie is probably the greatest third scoring option ever, and he proves it by still averaging amazing numbers.

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Now that the Nets have also gotten Blake Griffin to sign with them, this team will be dangerous. Harden and Kyrie will be playing point guard a lot, so both men will be expected to run this offense to help them win. Hopefully, this core can co-exist and make a run for the NBA Championship.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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