NBA Analyst's disrespectful take on Mavericks' Kyrie Irving ages horrendously

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On Sunday, Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving drilled one of the craziest game-winners of all time when he hit a left-handed floater over Nikola Jokic to give the Mavs a win over the Denver Nuggets.

The Mavericks had been playing well before that, as they had won four of their last five games, but this game in particular showed everyone that the Mavs aren't playing around this year.

After Thursday night's win over the Utah Jazz, the Mavs climbed into sixth place in the Western Conference, and they are emerging into true contenders.

NBA Analyst's disrespectful take on Mavericks' Kyrie Irving ages horrendously

While Luka Doncic and Irving continue to prove that they are one of the best duos in the NBA when on the court together, each of them has also been phenomenal on their own. When Doncic and Irving are at their best, hardly anyone can stop them.

And the national media is finally starting to take notice, specifically in Irving.

Irving has quietly been having a great season for the Mavs, as he is averaging 25.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 49 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from downtown. No one was talking much about Irving until his game-winner, and now the national media is back on the Kyrie bandwagon.

During a segment on First Things First on FS1, the crew discussed if Irving was the most skilled player ever. Chris Broussard denied saying that Irving was the most skilled player ever and listed Stephen Curry and Isiah Thomas as being more skilled than him. Broussard also said that Chris Paul and Steve Nash were "in the same class" as Kyrie.

Broussard saying that Curry is more skilled than Irving isn't awful, due to him being one of the best shooters of all time, but saying that Thomas is more skilled than Irving just isn't true. Thomas may have the edge on Irving with passing, but Irving has him in every other category when it comes to skill.

Ball handling, 3-point shooting, and finishing are three of Irving's elite skills, and although Thomas was a great ball handler and finisher as well, he doesn't touch Irving in these skills.

Him saying that Paul is in the same class as Irving when it comes to skill is also a weak take, as Irving has him in every category except for passing. Broussard has said that Irving wasn't the most skilled player in the past, and he doubled down on that take.

Unfortunately for him, that take that he made multiple seasons ago and this season is aging horribly. Irving's growth as a playmaker this season has been evident, and he looks so much more comfortable in Dallas now compared to last year. He also continues to prove that he is one of the best finishers in the NBA on a nightly basis, and even threw down an alley-oop slam last night off a pass from Doncic.

If the Mavs keep this level of play up and the spotlight stays on them and Irving, Broussard may be eating his words here in a few weeks.

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