Finally, all the speculation and curiosity can end. Kyrie Irving is officially a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. With Cleveland in need of a cornerstone player that could eventually turn the entire franchise around, Kyrie is a pretty good start. While some may doubt Irving because of the minimal number of NCAA games he played due to a toe injury, the small sample size should convert some individuals into believers. In his only year at Duke, the freshman point guard averaged 20.5 points per game while shooting 53% from the field, and 46% from behind the arc. If Kyrie is able to replicate those numbers in the NBA, then the Cavs have acquired a solid person to play the point for years to come.
Before his big day at the Prudential Center, we talked to Kyrie at the Sean John Official NBA Pre-Draft Style Suite with Conversion Sports to see just how Complex he really is.
What’s your favorite song at the moment?
Kyrie Irving: “Hello” by Lionel Ritchie.
Interesting. Why do you like that song so much?
Kyrie Irving: I like it because of the video. The video gets me everytime.
What are your favorite sneakers to wear?
Kyrie Irving: Nikes. All types.
What’s the most money you ever spent on an item of clothing?
Kyrie Irving: Probably $300.
And what was that for?
Kyrie Irving: It was for a Montclair jacket.
What celebrity is in your Wifey Hall of Fame?
Kyrie Irving: Probably Meagan Good. She’s just a beautiful girl.
Current video game obsession?
Kyrie Irving: Call of Duty: Black Ops. I’m waiting for the new one to come out soon.
Kyrie Irving: The Audi R8.
Coveted tech product?
Kyrie Irving: My iPhone. It’s just the best phone and it does everything.
Favorite city to visit?
Kyrie Irving: Miami.
Is it because of the weather or the…
Kyrie Irving: It’s because of everything. [Laughs.]
Kyrie Irving: Everything Miami comes with. [Laughs.]
Who is the most famous person in your cellphone?
Kyrie Irving: Probably LeBron.
Was it because he wanted to call to congratulate you on the
Kyrie Irving: I’ve known LeBron for probably two years now.
What player are you looking forward to facing in the NBA?
Kyrie Irving: Everybody and anybody.
What are you going to miss most about college?
Kyrie Irving: My teammates.
How did you feel about your freshman year at Duke?
Kyrie Irving: I mean, without the injury, it was pretty fun for me. Even during my injury I had fun because I got to be a regular college kid. I got to experience a lot more things that I wouldn’t be able to experience if I were still playing. The season was great for me.