ESPN.com's John Hollinger is very high on Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, who by many measures performed about as well last season as any teenager in league history. But in his Cavaliers season preview (Insider), Hollinger also noted that Irving's defense was a "horrifying flaming train wreck."
Irving's response in his TrueHoop TV debut was interesting. Noting he was out of shape, he makes a rare confession for a professional athlete: "Honestly," says Irving, "I was pretty horrible on defense."
But he also says that this season, "John Hollinger will definitely eat his words." We also discuss Duke versus North Carolina, Cleveland versus LeBron, an NBA rule that ought to be changed, how point guards have become primary scorers, how many shoes he goes through and Hurricane Sandy.