Kyrie Irving getting Rookie of Year award
Akron Beacon Journal:
rving will be introduced as the NBA’s Rookie of the Year this morning at Cleveland Clinic Courts, the Cavaliers’ practice facility. He had this race won by the time he made all eight of his 3-pointers in the Rising Stars game during All-Star weekend. The only lingering drama today is by how wide of a margin and whether he’s the unanimous choice.
Only three players in NBA history have been unanimous choices for Rookie of the Year — the Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin last season, the San Antonio Spurs’ David Robinson in 1990 and the Houston Rockets’ Ralph Sampson in 1984.
Irving, a relative unknown for being the top overall pick in last summer’s draft, has a great chance at becoming the fourth.