Irving, Walker and Faried lived out draft dreams in very different ways Thursday.
Kyrie Irving, who played his high school basketball at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J., before spending one year at Duke University, was the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA draft, held at the Prudential Center in nearby Newark.
University of Colorado junior Richard Roby said Tuesday he will declare for the NBA draft but won't hire an agent in case he decides to return to school for his junior season.
Their namesake may be enjoying retirement, but Nike's Air Jordan shoes continue to defy expectations.