Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving’s absence in the NBA Finals is making Klay Thompson’s life a whole lot easier (Michael Dwyer/Associated Press)

The Warriors are on the verge of their third title in four seasons. The one season that they were halted in their pursuit of a championship ended with Kyrie Irving hitting the dagger three-pointer in Game 7 of the 2016 Finals. Irving has always been a thorn in the side of the Warriors during their three meetings with the Cavs in the NBA Finals. However, 2018 has been much different without Irving on the Cavs side as the Warriors look to sweep Cleveland. Warriors shooting guard, Klay Thompson, doesn’t miss guarding him.

Thompson was asked who the toughest players in the league are to guard and it didn’t take him too long to mention Irving.

“I can’t tell you who’s the hardest to guard,” Thompson said, per 95.7 The Game. “I’m happy I don’t have to check Kyrie anymore, though, that’s for sure. That guy, he is tough.”

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how good Kyrie Irving is. All you have to do is listen to the champs talk about him. This NBA Finals isn’t competitive and it’s because Irving isn’t on the floor. This should be a good reminder to all of the idiots in the media that suggest that the Celtics should trade Kyrie this offseason. All of you have dumb brains and should never speak again.


The bad news for Klay Thompson is that he will likely face Irving in 2019 during the Finals because the Celtics are winning the championship a year from now. There is always a fun conversation to be had for who the best point guard in the league is. Especially from an offensive standpoint on who the toughest cover is in the league? I would probably say Steph Curry and Kyrie Irving are tied at the top of the list and then it’s pretty much everyone else at the point guard spot but you may have a (wrong) different opinion.