The Duke product got a chance to start Wednesday night and responded by shooting 5-of-5 from the field for 12 points. He also doled out five assists during the United States’ 105-62 win over the Dominican Republic/
In a postgame interview, Irving was asked about what he hoped to accomplish as a starter, but the former No. 1 overall pick had to know the question was coming, because he responded with the type of answer you’d come to expect from an NBA veteran.
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“Honestly, it didn’t matter if i started or not. The most important thing was coming out here and competing with my teammates…”
Irving recently made headlines when he said he’s never been a leader during his time with the Cavs. Irving’s great game may have come against the Dominican, but this outing is such a positive sign. Anthony Davis is supposed to elevate his game to another level through this tournament. Here’s hoping international play will take Irving’s game up a notch as well.