CHICAGO: Kyrie Irving's body fat measured 10.2 percent Friday at the NBA Combine, a byproduct of the toe injury that cost hm three months of his freshman season at Duke.
Irving said he was embarrassed by the number, but is confident he'll shed it before an NBA training camp in the fall.
"It shows the amount of work I still have to put in to get my body to where it was," Irving said. "I'm aware it's at a percentage where I don't want it to be, but I can't do anything about it being away from the game for that long. It was bound to happen. It shows the body work I still have to do."
Irving is one of the more fascinating players at the combine. He plays the baritone sax, sings, he's an avid reader and he has dual citizienship with Australia because he was born there while his father was a professional basketball player there.
In fact, Irving hasn't ruled out the idea of playing for Australia in the Olympics. That likely won't sit well with Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski -- who coached Irving at Duke.
"I just want to be considered an international player," Irving said with a laugh. "I don't think it would sit well with (Krzyzewski). We'll talk about it before I make a decision."