The Science Behind Kyrie Irving’s Step-Back 3-Point Shot

Published on June 4th, 2017 by Astramskas, David | 5,394 views

The Sports Science crew is back and this time they are breaking down Kyrie Irving’s step-back 3-point shot. You know, the one that he hit over Steph Curry in Game 7 of last year’s NBA Finals.

According to the crew, Irving has been hitting a ridiculous 73.7% of his step-back threes during the 2017 postseason. If that’s true, then I suggest every shot he takes for the rest of the NBA Finals should be a step-back three.

And here’s Kyrie showing off his step back in practice before Game 2.



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David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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