Ha! You’re freaking me out. It had to be right around the time you posted this, while I was watching the Celtics, that I was thinking Kyrie is maybe a couple of years away from going full Marbury.
At the same time I wonder if Marbury would maybe be wildly succesful in today’s game. Yes analytics - you have created the right conditions for vaseline-eating guards to never have to worry about being “put in a box”.
Bill Simmons "hated" on Irving before and right after LeBron went back to Cleveland. He kept bringing up that comparison over and over and over again. And at that time it was bang on given all the losing with Cavs. Of course, Irving is a Celtic now and Simmons talks of him as amazing. But you can see how they compare, a ball dominant, score first, me first, all eyes on me guard. Irving, to his credit, has become a better player and does occasionally play defense and share the ball, doubt Marbury ever did any of those.
But with recent drama and his poor leadership and very public and repeated shitting on his younger teammates, Irving has reminded me of it again. That was very Marbury of him. Now we need him to say he is better than Curry or Harden the way Marbury said he is better than Kidd and everything will be perfectly balanced on the oblong planet.