LeBron James was the No. 1 pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA Draft. Kyrie Irving was the No. 1 pick for Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA Draft. So when Bron Bron and the Heat welcomed Irving and the Cavs to Miami last night, you just knew someone was going to ask King James what he thought about the Cavs point guard's performance so far this season, right? What you probably didn't know, though, was that LeBron was going to give Irving a ton of praise when he was asked about him. In fact, it was some of the highest praise possible.
"He reminds me of CP [Chris Paul] early in his days as well," James told FOX Sports Florida. "They definitely remind me of each other. Just how in control, and how they think the game. They show that you're not in like a rookie mindset. You're trying to put guys in a position to succeed. I've been looking forward to going against him...He's definitely beyond his years as a rookie point guard."
We love Irving's game so far, too. But, are we really already at the point where we're comparing him to Chris Paul? If that's the case, someone needs to tell David Stern. Maybe he can convince Dan Gilbert to do what's in the best interest of the league and trade Irving to the Hornets for Chris Kaman and a handful of Mardi Gras beads. Er, or maybe not...
[via FOX Sports Florida]
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