The Rajon Rondo ACL injury was a major disappointment on Sunday.
The NBA—especially its postseason—is a markedly better product with Rondo involved. When healthy, his unique skill-set has the ability to change the outcome of not only playoff games but also an entire series on a moment's notice.
Something we are certainly well aware of as Cavaliers' fans.
Kyrie Irving now has a chance to start in the 2013 NBA All-Star game as a result of the Rondo injury.
While the way he could inevitably earn that start is the worst sort of way, the truth is that Irving deserved that start anyway.
He is—without question—the best backcourt player in the Eastern Conference this season.
Not simply the East's best point guard.
Irving is having a better season than Deron Williams, Jrue Holiday, Monta Ellis along with Rondo prior to the tragic injury. Additionally, Irving has also out-played J.R. Smith, Paul George, Paul Pierce, Brandon Jennings and Dwyane Wade.
On a ...