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Kyrie Irving vs. John Wall




Alright, there's been a lot of controversy that John Wall should be starting in the All-Star game ahead of Kyrie. I'm going to go into detail when comparing Kyrie's stats to Wall's stats. Also, this is my first FanPost, so yipee.

Kyrie's Stats: 21.7 PTS, 3 REB, 6.1 AST, 1.2 SPG, 0.4 BPG, 43% FG%, 83.3% FT%, 37.3% 3P%, 2.7 TOV, 35.2 MPG, 12.4% PIE

Now, if you were to look at these stats and compare them to Kyrie's Rookie and Sophomore Year, (Mainly Sophomore) this is kind of a down year for Kyrie. Look at it this way, though. If you were to put Kyrie's stats on any other average guard, this would be considered a breakout year for them. Look at Dwight Howard last year. He averaged 17 PTS and 12 REB and people were saying that was a bad year for him. Put that on any other Center and that would be a breakout year.

Alrighty, enough about that. Let's take a look at John Wall's Stats.

Wall's Stats: 20.2 PTS, 4.3 REB, 8.5 AST, 1.9 SPG, 0.4 BPG, 42.5% FG%, 84% FT%, 31.8% 3P%, 3.6 TOV, 37.1 MPG, 13.7% PIE

If you compare the stats, John Wall is the better all-around player. Kyrie's FG% is higher just a little bit, and there's no question who's the better 3PT shooter. Also, note that John wall is getting more MPG. Sure, it's just two more, so it's not that big of a deal.

Now, let's talk about who's better in the Clutch.

Kyrie does come out big in the clutch moments. As Cavs fans, we should know this by now. If you look at the TS%, though, John Wall is just like 1% above Kyrie, but doesn't have as many points. This is due to the fact that Wall has more options in Washington, and Kyrie's teammates (Besides Deng, Varejao, Delly, and sometimes even TT and CJ) have under-performed this season. I don't know what the heck happened with Dion's free throws, all Jack does is jack up a contested mid-range jumper with two people in his face, Clark is always clanking 3's nowadays, Bennett can't make a shot or even a dunk to save his life, Zeller still gets pushed around in the paint even though he's more aggressive this year, Gee can't even get in the game anymore, (I'd rather see Gee than Clark, and that's saying something) TT always gets sent, and CJ is probably the most streaky shooter in the league. Combine all of that with Mike Brown's offense, and you got a crap-load of problems. I'm not putting all the blame on the teammates, because obviously Kyrie has something to do with it as well. More times than not, he goes one on five instead of moving the ball around to get his teammates open looks. But sometimes...you can't blame him if he does go one on five.

Wall has better teammates and it helps that he's also an excellent passer. If I were Kyrie, I would be ashamed of myself that I'm not in the Top 10 in Assists and I'm a Point Guard. Also, I guess you could make the argument that Wall has more experience in running a team than Kyrie does. One year may not seem like that big of a difference, but it is. Kyrie is still learning how to run the team, while Wall already has that down.

All in all, both of them are great players in their own rights. Both of them have flaws, but the fans have spoken. They want to see Uncle Drew in action, and why wouldn't they?

#NeverForget

Now all I'm hoping is Kyrie scores 30-40 points tonight.

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