If you were not tuned in to the internet broadcast of Chris Paul’s charity game that included some big league names such as Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, you missed an extremely non-competitive contest. Chris Paul, who would not be left out of the fun, was seen working over Cleveland’s rookie, Kyrie Irving on a few drives to the basket.
Irving, a star rookie of several who may not see a competitive game this season due to work stoppage, had a lot of eyes focused on his performance. As stated previously in an article I composed a short while ago, Irving’s turf toe was highlighted for its lack of full rejuvenation until around December. Thankfully for him and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the 2011 season will probably not start until far after then. However, his speed and productivity in the non-competitive series in CP3’s charity game showed that he will not be limited on the court.
Of course we must take the charity game for what it is for the sake of the common pessimist. The game was barley played to say the least, there was absolutely no defense and the outcome mattered little to none to those participating or watching. It was still a bit relieving to watch to the 2011 NBA lottery draft pick moving in ways he was before he was injured for a majority of his freshman basketball season as a Duke Blue Devil.