“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 Ohio.com 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.