Cedric Maxwell is all in on Kyrie Irving.
The point guard is in his first season with the Boston Celtics since being traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he already has made quite the impression. Between his ability to score and not get fazed by pressure situations, he has quickly garnered the adoration of fans around Boston.
C’s radio analyst Cedric Maxwell — who won a pair of titles with the Celtics — is among them. So much so that he already believes the 25-year-old is at a level the organization has never seen from a point guard.
Maxwell was asked on Adam Kaufman’s “Celtics Beat” podcast to shell off his all-time Celtics starting lineup. After beginning with the unsurprising selections of Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Kevin McHale and John Havlicek, Maxwell threw a bit of a curveball when it came to determining who would run the point.
“I’m going to go out right now because he’s here, Kyrie Irving is one of the best finishers ever to be around in the game,” Maxwell said. “No offense to any other point guard — the great Bob Cousy — but Kyrie Irving is at another level of being a point guard that we have not seen, ever, in this organization.”
That certainly will open up some debate.
Obviously, there are many “wait and see” factors remaining before we truly can determine where Irving fits in Celtics lore.
But if what he’s done so far in his C’s campaign is any indication, Maxwell may very well be onto something.
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