Posted October 22, 2013

Video: Kyrie Irving does horrible things to Michael Carter-Williams and Evan Turner

Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, Rob Mahoney

In their preseason game against Cleveland on Monday, Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams and Evan Turner tried to stay in front of Kyrie Irving, and commendably did so through three of four dribble moves apiece. But a defender can only take so many crossovers and hesitations before being caught slightly off-balance, a state in which they become Irving’s prey.

Irving danced by them — first by Carter-Williams for a double-clutch layup, then by Turner for an assist — on back-to-back possessions, successfully stringing together an elaborate series of fakes into a two-possession master class. Watch and learn.