During his second tour with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James doesn’t expect to have to do it all for his team.
James wants All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to be the “Tom Brady” of the squad.
Irving, as you might expect, is more than happy to continue leading the Cavs’ offense. Per the Plain Dealer:
James, a wing player by nature who often takes on the role of point-forward, especially late in games, said “I’ve never played with a point guard like Kyrie Irving, a guy that can kind of take over a game for himself.”
“I don’t think (James) could’ve said it any better, honestly. You guys were going to make what you wanted out of that … You try to just put it in perspective, that I’m the point guard of this team,” Irving said Sunday at Cleveland Clinic Courts, responding to a question about James’ statements. “I’ve got to get us into our offense and lead our defense, just continue to be myself.”
James said on Saturday that both he and Wade “had to move off the ball” and “it was something we weren’t comfortable with going into it.” To the extent that Irving has to share handling the ball with James, James said “it’ll be more of an adjustment for” Irving only because James had already been through it in Miami. […] “He’s our point guard,” James said. “He’s our floor general, and we need him to put us in position to succeed offensively. He has to demand that and command that from us with him handling the ball.”