Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving drove past defenders effortlessly all season.

It had been exactly the same in voting for rookie of the season.

Irving, who performed beyond his many above everyone's anticipation including their own, was selected the NBA's Rookie of the season on Tuesday, winning an award he always thought was within achieve.

"It had been an objective of mine," he stated. "I understood as lengthy once we won some games and beat some good team it would come."

Irving received 117 of 120 possible first-place votes from the countrywide media panel of authors and tv stations. Irving carried out with 592 points, way in front of Minnesota's Ough Rubio (170) and Denver's Kenneth Faried (129). Faried, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and New York's Iman Shumpert received another first-place votes, denying Irving's bid being the 4th player to win the award all.

The 20-year-old may be the second Cleveland player to win the award, joining Lebron in 2004.

Irving's win was expected. It had not been dependent on if, however when, it might happen.

No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, he was clearly the league's top first-year player, leading all newbies - and also the Cavs - in scoring with 18.5 points per game. Also, he brought all newbies in area-goal percentage (46.8), was second in assists (5.4) and grew to become certainly one of just six newbies in league history to average a minimum of 18 points and five assists.

However, it had been another aspects of his game - an awful crossover dribble, a courageous desire to get at the basket, along with a clutch, cold-blooded instinct within the 4th quarter that separated him in the others.

Throughout a sometimes funny and emotional acceptance speech, Irving credited his father, Drederick, and the late mother, Elizabeth, for raising him. He contributed a vehicle provided to him by Kia for winning the award towards the Nj Roadrunners, his former AAU team. 
 


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