Richard Jefferson calls Kyrie Irving an ‘assassin’ and ‘Mamba disciple’

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 27: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shakes hands with Richard Jefferson #24 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game against the Toronto Raptors in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 27, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Richard Jefferson believes that Kyrie Irving does not receive enough credit for his mental approach to the game.

Speaking with ESPN’s Omar Raja, Jefferson shared his observations on the Brooklyn Nets superstar, with whom he spent two and half years in Cleveland.

“Kyrie’s an assassin. He is a Mamba disciple. … All he would do is watch old video clips of Kobe, old clips of Jordan,” Jefferson said.