March 1, 2013
Kyrie Irving did exactly what any other 20-year old All-Star would do after scoring 20 points in just seven minutes of fourth quarter play, leading his-team-to victory in front of a national television audience as well as 16,103 screaming fans - he checked the messages which awaited him on his smartphone. Sitting slouched in his locker, donning a crisp white shirt a pair of khakis and a blue blazer that says more banking executive that basketball-playing superstar, Irving allowed his teammates to get the media spotlight before he would take his turn.
The hardware hangs proudly. All that was missing was a mahogany desk and a name plate next to potted plant and bevy of unused fountain pens.
The Cavaliers point guard had a bit of a slow start on this very night. Prior to the festivities, he said that he was still fatigued from a weekend which had since been dubbed his "coming out party." His recent stretch of play had forced the national networks to take note; ESPN ushered their broadc...