Why Someone Should Read the Book
The book “Kyrie Irving: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Most Versatile Point Guards” is a book that every basketball fan I believe should read. The book was very easy to read and did not take a long time to finish. It also gave great inside details to Kyrie’s life such as his childhood and basketball career. The book is very intriguing to anyone who knows the game of basketball and is a nice, easy read.
Summary of the Book (SPOILERS IN THIS SECTION)
In the book, there are four main sections to read. There is Kyrie’s childhood, high school, college, and NBA sections just about him. In the first section, the big thing that jumped out at me was how his father played professional basketball in Australia and how he did not grow up with a mother. In his High school section, it highlights how good he was as a basketball player. Kyrie was rated the best point guard and the third best player overall in the country coming out of high school. That section also tells us how hard Kyrie really works. The book states, “ Every summer, Irving’s practice time was between five and ten hours a day, six days a week.” This shows just how hard Kyrie worked at his game. The book also tells us that he went to St. Patrick High School in New Jersey. In the third section, the book is brief about Kyrie’s college career. It is just a page and a half long because Kyrie went to Duke and due to a toe injury just twelve games into the season, he was forced to sit out the rest of the season. In the fourth section about his NBA career, the book tells us about his rookie year, how he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers early in his career and was then traded to the Boston Celtics.
My Personal Take on the Book
If I were to give a rating out of ten on the book, I would most likely give it around the eight or nine range. It was an easy read that kept me intrigued the whole time. There was great detail into his whole life it was not vague. I would recommend all basketball fans to read this book.