Anyone else get a Starbury vibe from Kyrie Irving?

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Is Kyrie the second coming of Starbury?

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Anyone else get a Starbury vibe from Kyrie Irving? 

Post#1 » by Karate Diop » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:06 am

Anyone else get a Starbury vibe from Kyrie?

Immensely talented, unable to lead, forced his way out of an ideal situation as a #2 to try and be a #1, etc.
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Post#2 » by Lalouie » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:15 am

i don't remember starbury's antics. but if you are calling starbury's sh** as antics, then kyrie well qualifies

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Post#3 » by Spens1 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:15 am

He's not nearly as bad :lol: He's pretty much the root cause of all of the problems that the knicks had (other than Dolan himself of course) in the mid 2000's.

People still refer to people 'pulling a marbury' on here almost 15 years after all that drama went down there. The only other player i've heard referred to when talking about NBA drama that far after is Latrell Sprewell (both that '12 million isn't enough to feed my family' and him strangling his coach).
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Post#4 » by MoochieNorris » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:16 am

Spens1 wrote:He's not nearly as bad :lol: He's pretty much the root cause of all of the problems that the knicks had (other than Dolan himself of course) in the mid 2000's.



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Post#5 » by Triples333 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:16 am

Somewhat. I will say that before I opened the thread my initial thought was, "Well Kyrie" and did not have anybody else in mind.
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Post#6 » by E-Balla » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:19 am

Spens1 wrote:He's not nearly as bad :lol: He's pretty much the root cause of all of the problems that the knicks had (other than Dolan himself of course) in the mid 2000's.

He's not even the NBA PG that averaged 19+ ppg and 7+ apg over a decade plus long NBA career most at the root cause for the Knicks' problems.
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Post#7 » by niQ » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:21 am

A bit. Now if he goes to the Knicks...
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Post#8 » by Spens1 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:23 am

E-Balla wrote:
Spens1 wrote:He's not nearly as bad :lol: He's pretty much the root cause of all of the problems that the knicks had (other than Dolan himself of course) in the mid 2000's.

He's not even the NBA PG that averaged 19+ ppg and 7+ apg over a decade plus long NBA career most at the root cause for the Knicks' problems.


I honestly don't know which player caused you more grief than Marbury during the mid 2000's and that's saying something.
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Post#9 » by TheHartBreakKid » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:25 am

Wow what a intriguing cliffhanger this thread title was. And then I opened it and it was Kyrie out of all people...considering how under the radar he has been I was really surprised. Today out of all days too....insane
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Post#10 » by metalinguss » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:26 am

Any fellow old farts remember this?
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Post#11 » by HotelVitale » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:36 am

Been in the back of my mind for a while. Irving has a Starbury-esque mix of (pointlessly) edgy mentality and cockiness, and remember he did force his way off one really good team already for shaky reasons. Not saying that Kyrie will go to the lows Marbury did but I do think it's very possible that his mental stuff (whatever it is, no point on speculating) will get in the way of him progressing as a player and settling into his prime. It's milder though so this is definitely a vibe and not a full comparison.
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Post#12 » by LipSkinMatter » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:37 am

These poll results making me not want to live on this planet anymore ..........
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Post#13 » by HotelVitale » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:39 am

LipSkinMatter wrote:These poll results making me not want to live on this planet anymore ..........


Well you can just walk right off the flat edge of it if you want.
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Post#14 » by omerome » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:39 am

Spens1 wrote:
E-Balla wrote:
Spens1 wrote:He's not nearly as bad :lol: He's pretty much the root cause of all of the problems that the knicks had (other than Dolan himself of course) in the mid 2000's.

He's not even the NBA PG that averaged 19+ ppg and 7+ apg over a decade plus long NBA career most at the root cause for the Knicks' problems.


I honestly don't know which player caused you more grief than Marbury during the mid 2000's and that's saying something.

That would be Eddy Curry or Jerome James.
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Post#15 » by Spens1 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:09 am

omerome wrote:
Spens1 wrote:
E-Balla wrote:He's not even the NBA PG that averaged 19+ ppg and 7+ apg over a decade plus long NBA career most at the root cause for the Knicks' problems.


I honestly don't know which player caused you more grief than Marbury during the mid 2000's and that's saying something.

That would be Eddy Curry or Jerome James.


Eddy Curry was just a bad overpaid player. I don't remember him causing as much drama as Marbury did.
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Post#16 » by Duffman100 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:16 am

lol, it's actually not a terrible comp.
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Post#17 » by DusterBuster » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:18 am

Kyrie has entirely too many threads devoted to him for barely being a Top 5 PG.
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Post#18 » by Karate Diop » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:20 am

metalinguss wrote:Any fellow old farts remember this?


That's a classic, how could anyone forget?

Here's another throwback:

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Post#19 » by Ckay » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:31 am

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Post#20 » by niQ » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:34 am

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I can see it now...

Kyrie - "Did Y'all see who we got? We got DeMarcus Cousins! THEY SCARED NOW!"
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