Kyrie Irving is one of the best, if not the best, finishers in the NBA. Combine that with crazy handles and about every move in the book and you have a guy who is a highlight reel every night.
In a video from Bleacher Report, Kyrie Irving talks about how he grew up practicing off a broken background in his neighborhood. Here is what he said:
“I knew I had something special when I started going into gyms and then I see how big the backboard is. You guys have no idea what I been practicing on.”
Kyrie grew up playing off a hoop him and his Dad built together. Over time, a chunk of the background came off. This led Kyrie with 2 options: either only use one side of the hoop or learn how to spin and angle his layups. He chose the latter.