Kyrie Irving claims playing during Ramadan ‘nothing short of a miracle’ following Mavs win over Nuggets

Kyrie Irving is known for being a caring individual towards his roots. After honoring his Lakota heritage with his latest shoe line, the Mavs guard has again shown the world his love for what he believes wholeheartedly.

For an NBA player to perform at their best during their demanding career, nutrition is still paramount. Over the years, many people have shared their unusual diets, but Kyrie Irving did something entirely different because of his strong Islamic convictions. With just his faith as his strength, the 31-year-old waged war on the Nuggets.

Kyrie Irving talks on fasting for Ramadan and playing in NBA

Kyrie Irving led the Dallas Mavericks to a narrow 107-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets with an incredible performance despite being without food and water.

The Islamic calendar’s ninth month, Ramadan, is celebrated worldwide by the Muslim population when they restrain themselves from taking meals and drinks from dawn to dusk. Following his conversion to Islam, Kyrie Irving has been performing the sacred tradition.

Talking about his take on the special month, the 2016 NBA champion said, “try not to think about the suffering too much and really focus on the journey with God and the path that you’re on and, and just stay focused on that and stay disciplined.” Irving did show how focused he is by scoring 24 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists against the reigning NBA champions.

The 31-year-old expressed happiness with his own performance and credited God by saying, “It’s a difficult journey, and to be able to play 48 minutes and not have a drink or eat any food is nothing short of a miracle, so there’s definitely a universal God out there that’s protecting me, and I have to give credit to him.”

Once his fast breaks, the Mavs guard should treat himself to his favorite delicacies in order to celebrate his strength to execute his brilliance on the court in spite of the off-court hardships.

Mavs defeat Nuggets to snap 5-game win streak

Kyrie Irving’s running left-handed shot in the final seconds of the fourth quarter helped the Dallas Mavericks break the 5-game winning streak of the Denver Nuggets.

After coming back from the All-Star break last month, the Nuggets are on a different form, losing to only Phoenix Suns in their last 12 games apart from Sunday’s loss. They are currently in the second position of the Western Conference table with a 47-21 record, with their places secured for the play-offs following the end of the regular season and play-in games.

The Nuggets star Nikola Jokic left no stone unturned to show his potential this season and has been the favorite in the NBA MVP title race. The 29-year-old’s 16 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists were outshined by Mavericks guard Luka Doncic’s 37 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists. Although the Nuggets were ahead in the first quarter, the Mavericks caught up in the next two quarters, and the fourth quarter saw a crucial game win.

Doncic hit the target from a long distance, tying the score at 105-105 and with a few seconds left for the game to roll on to overtime, Kyrie Irving, dribbled with his weaker hand from 21 feet just before the end buzzer.

The 7th-seeded team in the Western Conference, the Mavericks have 14 games left in the regular season to turn their 39-29 win-loss record and keep up their playoff bid. Their next game will be against the Spurs on March 20, while the Nuggets will face the Timberwolves.

Shalini Ray

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Shalini is a passionate NBA follower who got hooked to the game thanks to Stephen Curry's sharpshooting show. While indulging in the sport of basketball solely within the confines of the school court, she keeps herself as close as possible to the game through all the latest happenings in the world of NBA.


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