Kevin Durant Gets Hyped Every Time He Watches Michael Jordan and Kyrie Irving’s Highlights

Kevin Durant Gets Hyped Every Time He Watches Michael Jordan and Kyrie Irving’s Highlights

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at July 14, 2023 at 7:26 AM
  • Kevin Durant always gets hyped when he watches Kyrie Irving and Michael Jordan highlights
  • They are two of the most skilled players in basketball
  • Irving is known for his sensational ability to make difficult shots at the rim, from the mid-range or beyond the three-point line

Kevin Durant has revealed that he always gets hyped when he rewatches Kyrie Irving and Michael Jordan's highlights. Jordan and Irving are two of the most skilled players in basketball history.

Durant and Irving played together in Brooklyn, and the Phoenix Suns veteran has named Jordan as one of his all-time favorite players.

Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Michael Jordan, Stephen Curry, NBA
Kyrie Irving and Michael Jordan are arguably the most skilled players in basketball. Photos by Kevin C. Cox, Barry Gossage/NBAE, and Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE.
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Although Golden State Warriors star, Stephen Curry always gets all the glory among guards for his shooting, Irving's handling is world-class and perhaps unmatched in the NBA. The Dallas Mavericks star is an elite ball handler and can score on all three levels.

His 6-foot-2 frame gives him incredible balance on the court. Few can finish like him around the rim, and his Kobe-like footwork makes his mid-range shots sublime. The 31-year-old can also shoot from deep, and he is reliable in traffic.

There's really nothing left to say about Michael Jordan. His Airness was the king of the NBA in the 1990s and continues to inspire millions of players around the world. Moreover, he has been retired for 20 years, but he is still a topic of discussion in podcasts, radio, magazines, basketball websites, and television.

Durant is right; these two players can get you off your seat anytime you watch their highlights. He was answering a question from a fan on Twitter.

Irving shoes brought $2 billion

The guard recently revealed that his signature line with Nike made over $2.6 billion in revenue. In December, Nike cut ties with the eight-time All-Star after he shared a documentary with antisemitic themes.

The 2016 NBA champion had a signature shoe line since 2014 and is reported to have had a deal with Nike worth more than $10 million a season.

Irving lands shoe deal

Sports Brief earlier reported that Irving landed a five-year endorsement contract with sportswear brand ANTA.

The landmark deal also makes the guard the Chief Creative Officer at the Chinese company. A11Even, which is the Mavs star’s management company, negotiated the blockbuster deal.

The ANTA deal comes after Irving agreed to a three-year, $126 million deal with Dallas.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.