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Kyrie Irving goes viral for insane pregame dribbling routine

Kyrie Irving wearing his Nets uniform

Kyrie Irving may not play for Washington, but he is still a wizard when it comes to handling the basketball.

The Brooklyn Nets star point guard went viral this week for his superhuman pregame dribbling routine. Before Saturday’s game with the Atlanta Hawks, the Nets tweeted footage of Irving rapidly dribbling the ball using only one finger at a time and alternating between all five of his fingers. Irving never repeated fingers and then did the exact same thing with the other hand.

Take a look at the mesmerizing video.

That is a clip that you almost have to view in slow-motion to fully appreciate the skill level required. The seven-time All-Star Irving is generally regarded to have the best handles in the league, and it is easy to see why.

We have seen some amazing pregame routines from NBA stars before. But that entrancing video of Irving helps illustrate what makes him such a special basketball player.

Photo: Feb 1, 2020; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) during the second half against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

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