Kyrie Irving wasn’t playing at the NBA All-Star Game. Actually, Irving was making moves behind the scenes last weekend.
Following the All-Star game, the NBA Players Association held a meeting where they elected a new Vice President. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Kyrie was chosen to replace Pau Gasol as the next VP.
Irving joined former Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, who is the president of NBPA. His other colleagues include Andre Iguodala (First Vice President), Anthony Tolliver (Secretary-Treasurer), Bismack Biyombo, Malcolm Brogdon, Jaylen Brown, CJ McCollum and Garrett Temple (Vice Presidents).
Now, if you haven’t watch Irving’s play in Boston and this season in Brooklyn, you may have questions about Irving’s leadership skills. For the last few years, you couldn’t mention mood swings, flat Earth, and lack of communication without saying Irving’s name. Somehow, the NBAPA voted and still believes in Irving and his abilities to help with the next CBA looming.