Watching Tony Parker play basketball, the first thing that makes your eyes widen and your jaw drop is his ability to get to the rim and score no matter what the defense throws in his way.
It’s a remarkable skill that anyone who’s ever played basketball can appreciate. While his body is traveling at full speed, Parker is always somehow able to slow the ball’s velocity down and gently kiss it off the glass, or arch it at the most perfect angle then watch it fall straight through the hoop.
Unfortunately, Parker is already 31 years old, and the quickness he uses to blow past defenders and into the paint is fading by the day. Insert Kyrie Irving, a truly magical point guard who’s already shown an ability to finish at the rim that rivals Parker’s best.
Already the better shooter, Irving’s whirling dervish moves in the paint should only get better this season, which is good news for everyone watching.