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The Kyrie Irving conundrum

His decision to go pro makes perfect sense … unless you care about college hoops

Originally Published: April 9, 2011
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

Kyrie Irving is going pro, and it stinks. It stinks on a thousand levels. It makes the college game substantially poorer and the NBA game only marginally richer. The pros have lots of guys like Kyrie Irving, no offense intended. He'll be another good player, perhaps someday a very good one, in a league chock full of good to very good players. He could've been a god at Duke.

And yet, he is making a justifiable, perhaps unassailable and certainly a financially prudent move. Depending upon ...

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