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Kyrie Irving on draft and Uncle Drew
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On June 27, 2013 @ 2:43 pm In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Mike Snider, USA TODAY
Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard Kyrie Irving remembers the NBA draft two years ago and empathizes with the top prospects awaiting their professional destination.
He wasn’t sure he’d be the first pick of the 2011 draft until commissioner David Stern called out his name. “That’s 100% true,” he said in a telephone interview. PlayMG today announced that Irving and Disney actress Olivia Holt would be promoting the portable Android-based gaming device.
As for whom the Cavaliers pick in first in the draft, Irving says, “I’m not too sure. There’s so many rumors circulating around, as you know, about us trading the first pick or selecting a specific player. Draft day is a hectic day especially for draftees and, more or less, for management. They are on the line and there’s a lot of pressure. They keep me out of it and that’s kind of the way I want to keep it.”
In fact, Irving will miss the draft completely, as he will be flying to Australia where he will participate in some basketball camps. “Next season starts now,” he says. “I’ve just been working hard and getting ready to take it to the next level next year.”
Q: Since you’re involved with PlayMG now, are you big into video games?
Irving: I’m a big video game fan. I just recently got back into playing video games. I have a lot of downtime now that I’m in the NBA.
Q: What are your favorite games?
Irving: One game I’m always on is NBA Jam. And Bejeweled, games like that, and Temple Run. But mainly NBA Jam, I enjoy playing that on both devices (console and handheld. In the game), I try to play as myself as much as possible.
Q: Might we see you show up on Kickin’ It again?
Irving: I’m not too sure. I went to my agent and told them I want to be on another Disney show. It all depends if they invite me back. I’d love to be on another show.
Q: And will Uncle Drew (from the Pepsi Max basketball TV ads) make another appearance?
Irving: Yep. For part 3. He’ll … [For more on Kyrie Irving on NBA draft and Uncle Drew, click here.]
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