Kyrie's ballhandling is superior, ask Brandon Knight. Actually, you could ask anyone who has ever faced him. And his second signature shoe supports these quick and unpredictable movements. Ever since Kyrie debuted in the league all eyes were on him. That is why Nike precisely investigated the Cavalier guard's movements, before designing the KYRIE 2. While dribbling, Irving moves the basketball almost twice as fast as the average NBA player. All he needs are 1,5 seconds to reach the basket from the three point-line – from a standstill. Therefore he is around 15 procent faster than all other point guards playing in the world's best league. The probably most interesting. as well as most important fact from Nike's investigation is Uncle Drew's weight distribution while dribbling: He puts his body into an inclined position and puts a part of his body weight onto his outside which, by the way, ends up touching the ground. Ultimately Nike designer Leo Chang decided to create an innovative, rounded outsole which winded up as a huge success – even though its strange look got doubted at first. To complete Kyrie's outstanding footwork the non-slip rubber outsole including a durable traction pattern comes in perfectly.
Only a few weeks after winning his first champion with and for Cleveland, Mr. Irving already is lacing up his brand-new sneakers for the next challenge. A challenge not to be underestimated and certainly one that has to been won. As the reigning MVP of the USA men basketball team, which he received when USA repeated for the first time as World Cup winners, he has a reputation to match. Of course, he has enough proven players around him that can decide games on their own. But that doesn't hinder him to feature on some highlight plays and break an ankle or two on the way. And to match these expectations, the KYRIE 2 USA makes sure he does that in style. Because we already know that he does a lot of things in style. Like pulling up for a three pointer in the reigning MVP's face with the game tied in the last minute of Game 7 – in the NBA finals. Against the best regular season team in NBA history. Sigh. Uncle Drew for you.
Bring Your Game: Kyrie Irving