Starting with Derrick Rose calling himself the best player in the NBA, following a season in which he did not log a single minute, there's been a lot of talk from players about wanting to be the best. LeBron James might be the King right now, but there are plenty of talented young players waiting in the fold, besides just Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose.
Cavaliers franchise point guard, Kyrie Irving, says that's his goal: "To be the best player in this league."
All-Star guard Kyrie Irving revealed his own personal goal for this season: "To be the best player in this league. That's it," he said.
Following some injury plagued and losing seasons, the Cavs are hoping to put out a team that can make some serious noise with the addition of free agent guard Jarrett Jack, and big man Andrew Bynum. Those additions along with the emergence of Irving as a bonafide star, plus the evolution of Dion Waiters, and number one overall pick, Anthony Bennett, Cleveland is in serious discussion for a playoff appearance.
Winning games, and making playoff runs is essential to being considered the league's best, and Kyrie understand this.
Asked how he plans to accomplish that feat, Irving admitted that personal accolades can come only with the success of his team.
"A lot of wins. A lot of consistency," he said. "A lot of selfless acts for myself in order to make this team great. Great players on great teams, in order to be the best, I have to win with my team. I've put a lot of hard work in this off-season with my teammates, and I feel we have the pieces to do something special this year."