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Kings coach Mike Brown gives ultimate respect to Sixers’ Tyrese Maxey

PHILADELPHIA — One of the rising stars in the NBA, Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey continues to turn heads. He has had one of the tougher challenges in the league as he has had to take over the starting point guard spot after the James Harden saga.

Maxey hasn’t blinked as he’s averaging 26.1 points and 6.6 assists while shooting 45.1% from the floor. He has been fearless in every sense of the word and his development continues to be one of the fastest in the NBA.

Before the Sixers knocked off the Sacramento Kings 112-93 on Friday, Maxey received a lot of praise from Kings coach Mike Brown.

“Man, that dude is just explosive,” said Brown. “He’s a small guy. When you’re talking about the traditional explosive guys. The LeBrons (James) and stuff like that. He’s not Allen Iverson, but he’s fearless like AI was. When you have as explosive as they are and he’s fearless, meaning they don’t care how many times they get knocked to the ground. They don’t care who they see in front of them.”

There are so many ways Maxey can beat a team. He can knock down a deep, step-back triple, he can get to the basket and finish around taller defenders, he can knock down a mid-range jumper, and he can also accelerate and stop on a dime to score.

There are not a lot of players in the NBA who can do what he does on a nightly basis.

“They’re gonna take the 3 when it’s open,” Brown continued of Maxey. “They’re gonna take the pull-up if it’s open or they’re gonna dunk on you if there’s a lane. When you have that, man, it’s hard to guard because of his quickness and all the other athletic attributes that he has mixed in with his skill set so he’s gonna be a tremendous talent in this league for a long time.”

Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire