Team USA men’s basketball team defeated Nigeria 110-66 Monday night at Houston’s Toyota Center. It was their last exhibition game before heading off to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Head coach Mike Krzyzewski kept Cleveland Cavaliers point Kyrie Irving guard out of the game due to a minor leg injury.
But that didn’t stop the NBA champion from getting work in that night.
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Hours after the game ended, Irving was in the gym taking jump shots by himself. Shooting is one of the three-time All-Star’s strongest skills. He shot 44 percent from deep in the 2016 Playoffs, which is excellent.
But it looks like Irving wants to get even better.
At a Team USA practice, Irving told STACK he wasn’t sure what part of his game or skill he plans to improve this off-season. He said, “I haven’t even thought about that. Other than playing in the World Championships, this is probably the first year that I haven’t had a chance to really sit back and dissect my game and figure out what I want to get better at. But I’ll figure it out post-Olympics.”
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The 24-year-old has plenty of career left in which to perfect his game. Right now, he seems determined to become the best shooter in the league. Check out Uncle Drew drilling deep shots after everyone has left the gym below.