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Video: Kyrie Irving’s spinning game winner vs. Celtics

Jan 30, 2012, 10:38 AM EDT

Sorry Celtics fans, I don’t mean to rub salt in your wound. Well, too much.

But frankly this spinning game winner from Cavaliers’ rookie Kyrie Irving to beat the Celtics on Sunday is worth watching again (or at least one time if you haven’t seen it). That is a rookie calmly letting the clock run down then driving, going between the legs, spinning and getting a good look in the lane and draining it with the game on the line.

Rookie of the Year is a two-man race right now, Irving and Ricky Rubio. But Irving is moving into the top spot for me with his play the last week.

  1. tampajoey - Jan 30, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Kyrie Irving is clearly leading the ROY race. Anybody that doesn’t think Irving is the best rookie this season hasn’t watched him play. Cavs will also get the 7th or 8th playoff seed in the East.

    • ThatGuy - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:09 PM

      How is he so CLEARLY leading the ROY race? He is leading Rubio in Scoring. Thats it. Rubio is third in the Entire league at Assists per Game. He is also third in Steals. Rubio is ahead of Irving in Rebounds and has 8 double doubles, to Irvings zero.

      Now Irving could win, Rubio could win. A lot of games left, but to say Irving is Clearly leading is either homerism or ignorance.

      • tampajoey - Jan 30, 2012 at 6:17 PM

        I’ve watched them both play, have you? Irving has the ‘it’ factor and has shown it already this season. He’s taken over 4th quarters several times this season and he’s only getting better with each game. Irving is going to take last season’s 19 win Cavs team to the playoffs this year. I’d say that qualifies him as a winner with the ‘it’ factor. Book it!

  2. noirad - Jan 30, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    *Enter LeBron James joke here*

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