Kyrie Irving is one of the best offensive point guards in the NBA. He has an impressive arsenal of crossovers, passes and shots he showcases nightly. What you might not always see, however, is Irving’s ability to fake out the defense.
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In the second quarter of the Cavs’ Game 4 Eastern Conference Semifinals victory over the Atlanta Hawks, Irving had the ball in the corner with Hawks guard Jeff Teague guarding him closely. Instead of a fancy dribbling move or a quick jumper, Irving had a ball-fake in store for Teague. But before Uncle Drew could put on his magic show, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue called timeout, leaving Irving in mid-fake. As the other players walked off the court toward their respective benches, Irving stayed on the floor.
Irving kept performing ball fakes against an imaginary opponent. Maybe he was practicing. Or maybe he was stuck mid-move and wanted to complete the sequence. Regardless of his reason, it was funny to watch.
Check out the All-Star point guard faking out a phantom in the hilarious video below.