Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Eastern Conference forward LeBron James (6) of the Miami Heat tries to take the ball away from guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers during practice for the 2013 NBA all star game at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Kyrie Irving ‘nearly a lock’ for Team USA


Jul 22, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Team USA guard Kyrie Irving dribbles the ball during a blue vs. white scrimmage held the opening day of the USA Basketball Men

Kyrie Irving is currently playing with other young Team USA candidates in Vegas, where the national team is holding a minicamp to take a look at some of the available players for the 2014 FIBA World Cup. And it seems that Irving is just about guaranteed a roster spot for the competition.

As for this week’s minicamp, a Team USA source, speaking on condition of anonymity because no official announcements have been made yet, said Irving is nearly a lock to be part of the 2014 FIBA World Cup team that will compete in Spain next summer.

(via Akron Beacon Journal)

It’s uncertain whether all the top NBA superstars will be playing for the team next year, as the Olympics is generally the competition that truly brings together the best team possible.

In just two years of being an NBA player, Irving has been rising to stardom and has become a fan favorite around the league, thanks to his exceptional ball-handling abilities and quick moves.

The point guard position is very stacked right now, and some other point guards that are working out at the camp include Damian Lillard, Jrue Holiday and John Wall.

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