Rivers recounted a particularly memorable time at Deron Williams' skills academy on his UNINTERRUPTED Go Off podcast with guest Sam Cassell:
Rivers and others at that camp got a preview to what the rest of the world would soon associate with Irving. The 28-year-old attended Duke for the 2010-11 campaign before the Cleveland Cavaliers made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.
Irving clinched the Cavs' 93-89 Game 7 win over the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals with a three-pointer at the 53-second mark:
Irving has since played for the Boston Celtics (2017-19) and Nets (2019-20).
Rivers followed Irving to Duke and starred as a freshman in 2011-12 before entering the 2012 draft where the then-New Orleans Hornets took him 10th overall. The 27-year-old has gone on to play for the Los Angeles Clippers (2015-18), where his father Doc Rivers is the head coach, Washington Wizards (2018-19) and Rockets (2018-present).