Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  10 responses

Kyrie Irving Ready to Play Overseas if NBA Lockout Persists

Per Kyrie Irving’s Twitter page, the top pick in this year’s NBA draft is prepared to skip across the pond to hoop if this lockout doesn’t end soon. From the News-Herald: “Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2011 draft, said he would consider playing overseas if the NBA lockout continues. Irving said via his Twitter account that he could play abroad. ‘If a deal doesn’t get done soon … overseas here I come,’ he tweeted. The 6-2, 190-pound Irving is attending classes at Duke. The 19-year-old played just 11 games with the Blue Devils during his freshman year. He said earlier that he didn’t want to play overseas, but very few people expected the lockout to last this long.”

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  • EtheKnickfan

    Barely played in college. Overseas PG’s gonna clean your clock kid.


    I hope he goes over and has a 20+ year legendary career in Europe and never steps foot in Cleveland Ohio.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnoT

    @EtheKnickfan like NBA PG’s gonna clean Rubios’ clock?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Does he speak Australian? If so he can always play for his hometown.

  • Tarek Nasr

    Does he speak australian? Are u frickin serious? Thats why the rest of the world thinks americans are idiots….. SMH


    @Tarek, I also see that sarcasm is strictly an American pastime.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Chubachuchi

    Heehee i don’t think he was joking though but it’s all good.

  • BigBlue

    Play in Australia!

  • RandalJ

    Comments not coming up – basic rant – play in oz…

  • LA Huey

    I hope he’s successful in such a way that it ends up screwing Dan Gilbert.