Talk about a history-making shot! Kyrie Irving became the Cleveland Cavaliers’ hero when he sank a 3-pointer in the final minute of the NBA Championship to pull the Cavs ahead of the Golden State Warriors. Watch the epic basket right here!
Kyrie Irving knows how to come in clutch! The 24-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers star made a 3-point shot that broke a nail-biting tied Game 7 of the NBA Finals on June 19, and he may have just been the reason for the Cavs’ victory over the Golden State Warriors. He even got past Stephen Curry to do it — can you say amazing?!
As the clock ran down under one minute in the fourth quarter (and the crowd loudly chanted “Defense”), Kyrie got the ball and brought it just to the outside the three-point line. With Steph in his face as he dribbled the ball between his legs, Kyrie found the perfect moment to shoot and drained it in absolutely flawless fashion to put the Cavs up 92-89 with 53 seconds to go. Considering the Warriors weren’t able to recover from a shot like that, Cavs fans will surely be watching Kyrie’s 3 on replay for months to come!
Although Kyrie’s shot was definitely one of the more memorable moments of Game 7, the entire game was thrilling. Twenty lead changes made for one crazy battle, with Kyrie proving that he was there to win by putting up 27 points and 11 assists. LeBron James was ultimately named the NBA Finals MVP, but Kyrie sure deserved some recognition too after being the man to break the 89-89 tie in such epic fashion!
Kyrie may not have an MVP Award to show for his incredible shot, but he can look back on his 3-pointer knowing that it helped lead his team to being the first team in NBA history to win it all after being down 3-1 in the Finals. Not surprisingly, he couldn’t help gushing over after such an unforgettable win!
“I’m just really thankful to be a part of history like this,” Kyrie told reporters in a post-game press conference. “And for it to be done with the group that I have in that locker room and us making history and etching our names forever in NBA history.”
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