Kyrie Irving Warns Rest of League: ‘We’re Still the Team to Beat’

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Despite the Golden State Warriors’ league-best 68-7 record, Kyrie Irving does not believe they are the team to beat.

Following the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ 107-87 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night, Irving expressed confidence that his squad is the team to beat, via’s Chris Fedor:

“Everything surrounding our team, just crazy to think that we’re still in first place, and we’re still the team to beat, honestly.”

The 24-year-old point guard was asked if he meant that Cleveland was not only the squad to beat in the Eastern Conference, but the team to beat in the entire NBA:

“I feel like we’re the team to beat. Honestly it’s open season until we get into the playoffs. I have a lot more confidence than I think anyone realizes in our team and what’s going on in our locker room.”

George Thomas of posted footage of Irving’s comments:

It’s nice to see that Irving has confidence in his team entering the postseason. Despite some rough losses, the Cavaliers remain the best team in the Eastern Conference with a 53-22 record, and had a solid 11-5 record through the month of March.

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D.J. Siddiqi is a staff writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has followed the NBA passionately since the 90's and has taken a keen interest in following LeBron James' career since he was drafted with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 draft. Once a critic of LeBron, DJ has grown to admire James as he has evolved from 18-year-old phenom to a four-time MVP and two-time NBA Champion. He looks forward to bringing his knowledge of the game to Cavaliers Nation.