Irving, the No. 1 overall pick out of Duke, was expected to be a good player. One injury-riddled season at Duke left a few question marks as to just how good Irving really would be at the next level.
Irving continues to answer those questions emphatically in every game.
Irving is faster, stronger and more athletic than any NBA analyst or player predictor indicated before the draft. The knocks on Irving were that he wasn't fast or athletic enough to create for himself in the NBA. A smart player, many had their doubts on whether he could get to the rim and actually finish.
Nobody has any doubts anymore.
Irving is a master at creating for himself and is proving to be an unstoppable force when he weaves through the lane. He is an incredible finisher with both hands and manages to make several jaw-dropping shots every single game.
Indeed, those questions have been silenced. And Kyrie's critics? They're awfully hard to find.
The following slides examine several of the reasons why Kyrie Irving's rookie campaign is, indeed, historic.