Mavericks star Kyrie Irving continues to prove everyone was wrong about him

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Dallas Mavericks star point guard Kyrie Irving is coming off his two best performances of the season and is a massive reason that the Mavs are 8-2 to start the year.

Irving dropped 27 points against the Clippers last Friday night and responded to that dominant game with 35 points against the Pelicans on Sunday while shooting 7-10 from downtown.

The duo of Luka Doncic and Irving looks outstanding, and they have silenced the doubters who said the star duo couldn't coexist in the same backcourt.

Mavericks star Kyrie Irving continues to prove everyone was wrong about him

When Dallas traded for Irving last season, some fans feared that he would bring a negative stigma to the team, oftentimes calling Irving a bad teammate. Despite none of Irving's teammates in the past ever saying this, this is a reputation that Irving has carried with him for the past couple of years.

Since being in Dallas, Irving has proved this narrative wrong time and time again. During the offseason, there was never any buzz that Irving wanted to leave Dallas, and he made it clear during the regular season last season that he planned to stay in Dallas.

All of his teammates on the Mavs have spoken highly of him, and his main priority remains winning a championship in Dallas.

After Dallas' win over New Orleans on Sunday, Mavs guard Josh Green talked about Irving as a teammate.

"He's been an amazing leader this year," Green said. "Even last year coming in, but overall, just being around him brings everybody up. He's a great teammate. He's been amazing to work with."

Green also talked about how Irving is great for the young players, as well as the veterans. He also said that Irving "really wants to win a championship and does all the right things to show us he wants to too."

Irving has been an outstanding leader, teammate, and player since being in Dallas, and his high level of play combined with his on and off-court leadership will show that everyone was wrong about him.

For all the latest on Kyrie Irving and the Dallas Mavericks this season, stay tuned.