by Micah Hart
To be successful in the NBA, you have to have confidence. Talent, sure, that helps, but confidence is pretty high up on the list of tools you’ll need. Kyrie Irving? He’s got a lot of confidence, as well he should, seeing as he was the #1 pick in the 2011 Draft and Rookie of the Year for the Cavaliers this season.
Now he wants to put that confidence to the ultimate test. During practice for Team USA (Irving is a part of the USA Select team providing scrimmage fodder for the Olympic team), Irving started playfully jawing with Kobe Bryant, and the two agreed to a 1-on-1 game with the loser donating $50K to the winner’s charity.
The trash talk continued unabated, with neither willing to back down:
This is like watching one of those nature shows where the young upstart hippo comes up to challenge the dominant male.
Sign me up for the pay-per-view if this thing ends up happening.
H/T I AM A GM