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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  12 responses

Kyrie Irving Reminds LeBron James of a Younger Chris Paul


Kyrie Irving has been impressive during his rookie season, so much so that LeBron James paid him the ultimate compliment by comparing him to Chris Paul. From Fox Sports: “Don’t call Kyrie Irving another LeBron James just because he’s also a No. 1 pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers. But if you want to call him another Chris Paul, that might be OK. In fact, James said he sees plenty of similarities between the Cavaliers rookie point guard and Paul, the Los Angeles Clippers’ star point. ‘He reminds me of CP early in his days, as well,’ said James. ‘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.’ [...] James was asked if he sees any pressure on Irving, who is friendly with James and also has Leon Rose as an agent, in that role after being taken No. 1 overall in June’s draft. ‘He has no pressure,’ said James, who called facing his former team ‘just another game’ as the Heat [played] a fifth straight game without guard Dwyane Wade, who has a sprained right ankle. ‘I think they’re kind of like in a rebuilding stage right now as far as their team. I don’t think he has any pressure.’”

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  • http://ZOGS.CA ZOGS

    Kyrie is being out shined by (OVERHYPED) Rubio.
    Kinda like Blake and John Wall last season.

    Kyrie SHOULD win ROY if the media doesnt blow up the white boy (Rubio jumps over a scooter?)

  • Jason Heartly

    The press loves rubio. He’s nice and all, but I dont think he’s that much of a standout.

    Press loves to highlight the fairer skinned. when the big three first assymbled I saw several articles about how the key to the puzzle was Mike Miller… umm

  • T-Money

    the handling of kyrie’s minutes is the perfect example why byron scott always gets canned eventually even though he can coach. he wants to let guys know who’s boss and make people accountable but this is ridiculous! people always tune him out after a couple of years because he’s a dictator. kyrie went 7-11 fg in 26 minutes last night vs the heat. the guy is averaging 17 pts and 5 asts with 51-42-81 shooting in 28 FREAKING MINUTES. are you that concerned about ramon sessions’ playing time? just play the kid!!

  • BRAVO

    I HATE RUBIO ! HE IS TOOO OVER RATED ! JOSE CALDERON IS BETTER THAN HIM ! ALL THIS HYPE IS BULL SAME WITH KEVIN LOVE THEY BOTH SUCK AND THEY SH!t

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Lol @Zogs, Ricky will participate in the playstation skills contest and pass it over a kia car! :)

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    YEAH BRAVO, YOU TELL EM…smh

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Wow @Bravo. Have you even seen either of them play? Apparently you can’t see talent when its in plain site. Rubio may not have a steady shot yet but since he’s been starting, he’s averaging 11.4 points, 9.4 assists and 3.7 (!) steals per game. I don’t know what you have against these players but they’re playing their tails off.

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    jose calderon is better than nobody..

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Kyrie Irving is WAY better then I thought he would be. Rubio is way better then anyone who hasn’t been paying close attention to him thought he would be. Which includes about 99% of the general public. And like 65% of analyst and scouts.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Kyrie > Rubio.

  • Ldub

    Lol. As far as the comparison to Rubio and Irving. It all depends on what you want for you franchise. If you want a Kidd type player (definite pass first guy) Rubio is you kid. If you want a CP type player, Its gonna be Kyrie.

    AND Bravo has some deep seeded mental and emotional issues. I wasnt high on Rubio either, but the kid can ball. And to say KLOVE sucks is just crazy. Anyone that can put up 25 and 15 a night is a beast.

  • lj

    I agree T Money! More min. Period. Lol right why Bobbie and session

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