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Trail Blazers’ Chauncey Billups says Kyrie Irving most skilled point guard in NBA history

Trail Blazers’ Chauncey Billups says Kyrie Irving most skilled point guard in NBA history

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Jan 11
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Portland Trail Blazers coach and former NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups praised Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving, saying that he was “the most skilled” point guard in the history of the NBA.

“Kyrie is just, he’s a wizard, man,” Billups said prior to the Blazers’ 114-108 win over the Nets on Monday. “He’s must-see TV. I personally think, as somebody that played the position, I think Kyrie’s the most skilled player that’s ever played that position. Just straight skill. Nothing else. Just straight skill. I think he’s the best that I’ve ever seen at the position, skill-wise. So, obviously, he gives you a ton when he’s playing.”

Billups’ comment was an answer to a reporter’s question on how influential is Irving when he plays. The game on Monday was the second game this season that the 29-year-old has played after missing most of the season because he refused to take a Covid vaccination.

“His shot-making is incredible,” Billups said. “He’s a better passer than people give him credit for. He’s obviously a willing teammate. He’s not just all about Kyrie. He passes the ball. He’s a champion. He brings championship pedigree to the table. I think he hit maybe the biggest shot that I’ve ever seen in NBA Finals history, that I’ve seen. So he brings all of those things to you and now without him, what a luxury, you still have two guys (in Kevin Durant and James Harden) that have been the MVP in this game and have carried teams a long, long way.”

  • Kyrie Irving

    Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association .

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  • Brooklyn Nets

    The Brooklyn Nets are an American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

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  • Chauncey Billups

    Chauncey Ray Billups is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association .

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  • Kevin Durant

    Kevin Wayne Durant , also known simply by his initials KD, is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association .

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