Anderson Varejao has been having a monster season this year, probably the best of his career so it made me smile to see his comment about Cleveland and the fans:
“Since I got to Cleveland, the fans have taken to me. I didn’t speak any English, but every time I would get in a game, I felt like I had somebody behind me, helping and motivating me. The fans did that for me when I got here. And now that they know me, I just want to thank them for everything they’ve done for me. […] I feel like my football team is the Browns, my basketball team is the Cavs, and my baseball team is the Indians. That’s all I know. I feel like I’m from here.”
This is why I will always love the “Wild Thing”. I hope he stays in Cleveland for the rest of his career.
I have to admit, I was not on the Kyrie Irving draft bandwagon. I wanted the Cavs to take Derrick Williams and Kemba Walker. Instead they took Kyrie and Tristan Thompson.
The main reason I wanted Kemba is because I am a Uconn fan and I just thought he was better.
There was some talk after the draft that Kyrie may be the worst 1st overall pick. People also said that Kyrie may not even be good, let alone great. He has done nothing but silence the critics since the season began.
Everyone knew coming out that he was a great at driving to the hoop, but what he’s really been impressing with is his shooting. His FG percentage at .486 and his 3 ball at .382 is higher than both Derrick Rose and John Wall, both of which were previous 1st overall picks. Meanwhile Kemba has averaged only a .387 FG percentage and a .340 3 point percentage.
Kyrie has shown great ability to find the open man, he just needs to do it more often. His defense also need a little work. However, both will come over time.
He brings such an exciting aspect to the game and makes it so much fun to watch. I can’t wait to see him grow up and become an elite player. Let’s just pray he doesn’t do what the Frozen One did.