Kyrie Irving Ready to Play Overseas if NBA Lockout Persists

by November 09, 2011

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.”