I don't think I've ever heard of a player stacking the stands like Irving did here. Keep an eye on this one, marketing-wise. Bilas says he has an "unusually good" feel for the game, which is neither unusual, nor simply good. Is that the same as "really good?" Bilas will always cut you down with a little "not the greatest passer", but he didn't quite lean into it this year. It's almost like this is the down-market, recession-era draft where no one can get too excited about beating up anybody else. We've all got to go home and die on the couch when it's over. Well, not Kyrie Irving. Bilas has a scratchy, sagging couch and high-powered arrows stashed underneath. So he just sleeps real easy.
Everything I hate about Austin Rivers's persona, I like about Kyrie Irving.