Did Kyrie Irving challenge Celtics All-Star Kemba Walker to a series of 1-on-1 games?
Irving, who joined professional basketball player Darryl “Truck” Bryant on Instagram live over the weekend, was asked to address a rumor of having a desire to face NBA players in a series of 1-on-1 games. Irving, who’s considered by many to have the best handles in the league, said he would love to take on a number of different players, including Walker, who appears to be at the top of Irving’s list.
“Me and K-Walk, I want that matchup,” Irving said of Walker. “I want K-Walk. Me and K-Walk, we have to. Me and K-Walk; that’s my matchup. I want K-Walk.”
Irving then went on to praise the Celtics point guard for his talents while adding that he considers Walker a rival of his — someone who brings the best out of him.
“That’s my big bro,” Irving said. “You know we got mutual respect but I know everybody wants to see it — out of New York, New Jersey. Every time we play against each other it’s always a game. He gave us 40, I gave him 40. Back-and-forth, that’s just part of where we grew up.”
Celtics fans would certainly love to see these two go at it. Boston’s newest point guard going toe-to-toe against Irving, who went back on his promise of sticking around passed 2019 before Walker took the reins.
It’s a showdown that sells itself, TV ratings would soar and, most importantly, all would be forgiven for that awful H-O-R-S-E idea.
Click the link below to watch Irving’s clip from the interview: