This pains me to say, it really does, but Kyrie’s performance against the Timberwolves during their season opener was astounding. Truly magical.
50 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists while shooting above 50% and not committing a single turnover.
A performance that has truly ushered in a new era of Brooklyn basketball. A stunning performance on the anniversary of his grandfather’s death.
It could’ve been 52 points, however. The Globetrotter-esque sequence on the final possession that eventually resulted in a missed jump shot would have been the greatest game winner that the game has seen – probably the best missed jump shot of all time.
As much as I hate to say it, Kyrie was unreal. Despite this, the Nets still lost by a point to a Timberwolves team that was tipped to struggle to finish in the top 10 in the West. Full credit to KAT, who stuffed the stat sheet with 36 points, 14 rebounds and 3 steals and blocks.
Brooklyn looks set for a very bright future under the leadership of their two newfound stars (unless Kyrie pulls a Kyrie), and despite the loss, the performance by Kyrie was enough for him to earn Individual Performance of the Week.
Why couldn’t he have done that in Boston?