Before this season commenced, the phenomenal duo of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James and Kyrie Irving parted ways.
How are they doing separately so far?
Kyrie Irving with the Boston Celtics is already on fire or should I say, already set a fire. They ran a jaw-dropping 16 straight wins and is holding on the eastern top quite tight until the current time. They're just so strong despite Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder's departure to the Cavs. What's even more amazing is they withstood an unfortunate scenario of Gordon Hayward being seriously injured.
It is Kyrie Irving who defines Celtics' success this season so far.
On the other hand, Lebron and the Cavs have been in a swamp on the opening of their season. They stayed for a little bit of time on the lower part of the standings at the number but slowly found their way up to number 3 currently. They also lost to a Curryless Warriors. A very painful defeat tastes against their rivals.
Nevertheless, the Cavs beat Kyrie and the Celtics on their 1st game.
If we would judge LeBron and Kyrie in terms of their performance with their teams, the favor would obviously be on Irving's side as the Celtics are sizzling hot on this phase.
But how about their performance in individual terms?
Based on my observations, it is and will be both beneficial for LeBron and Kyrie. Why? They are both offensive monsters and both score by themselves most of the time. Two players like this should not stay on one team as it would lead to lack of team play. Them being separated would lead to the maximization of their skills in isolation plays and clutch times. Anyone could score, but in terms of clutch times, it would take a Kyrie or a LeBron to take and make that winning basket.
But as of now, Kyrie with the Celtics is having a great season as compared to King James with the all-out Cavs. In fact, LeBron was deprived of the separation benefits mentioned above because the Cavs had a lot of players that mostly play and finish individually like Derick Rose and Dwyane Wade.