Kyrie Irving and Jimmer Fredette Face Pressure to Deliver for Cavaliers, Kings
Kyrie Irving and Jimmer Fredette face massive expectations from their new NBA teams.
After Kyrie Irving was selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers, talk began about the franchise's last first overall draft pick back in 2003.
Newsflash: Iriving is not LeBron James. Nobody is. The comparisons need to stop before they even get started.
Irving is a highly touted point guard and has the potential to really impact the NBA game if he reaches his developmental ceiling, but that's a major hypothetical at this point.
As for Fredette, the Sacramento front office bought into Jimmer-mania even though the coaching staff seemed to be against the decision.
There's no doubt that he's going to sell tickets for a team that needs to fill the building, but I'm not sold that he makes the club any better.
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Both prospects were incredibly hyped, and it'll certainly be interesting to see if either one lives up to the billing in their rookie season.
It's pretty tough to judge prospects in terms of NBA success before they ever step foot on the hardwood, but if these guys don't make a serious impact, they're going to be a very large disappointment.
As the Offspring might say, Jimmer is pretty fly for a white guy, and Irving has plenty of swag on his own, but neither one is going to matter when fans of their respective teams are passing judgement on opening night next season.
That's all that anyone is going to remember once the campaign gets underway.
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