An unnamed Western Conference scout offered Kyrie Irving as a player he has deemed to be overrated by the NBA community.
"I think Kyrie is overrated because he's the anointed one; he was the first pick in the draft, and his team doesn't win," said the scout.
"I think Kyrie is Stephon Marbury. Marbury was a great talent, too, but he never won. Steph was a pain in the butt, and Kyrie's not like that. He's not malicious. He's smart, he's more polished than Marbury. He's got the commercials and he's an engaging personality, but engaging only takes you so far. I really think he's just a scorer, and that's what Steph was. Kyrie can do whatever he wants to. He's got the ball on a string, he can get in the lane whenever he wants, but so far, he's chosen just to be a scorer rather than getting other guys involved. Guys say he doesn't trust his teammates, but you're talking about Luol Deng and Tristan Thompson. Those are good players. I'm just not buying into Kyrie."
Marbury was one of the best point guards in the NBA before his career dropped off under Larry Brown with the New York Knicks.