Shook Ankles: Kyrie Irving Proving He’s Wise Beyond His Years
This move is impressive on several levels. First he goes between the legs at full speed and makes Iman Shumpert—one of the more athletic perimeter defenders in the league—look like it’s 4 pm on St. Patty’s Day. Then, after entering the lane, he comes face to face with Defensive Player of the Year candidate, Tyson Chandler. This is where the magic happens. Irving does a pseudo-Jordan impersonation, switching the ball from his right hand to his left while contorting his body in mid-air and avoiding the seven-footer who could care less if he hits body instead of ball. If you’ve seen the 19-year-old Kyrie Irving play basketball this season, there’s a good chance you’re chalking him up as Rookie of the Year. If you haven’t, watch the clip and cast an imaginary vote.