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Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  14 responses

Chris Paul Asked Byron Scott to Let Kyrie Irving Guard Him


During the Cleveland Cavaliers/LA Clippers game on Monday night, Chris Paul asked Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott to allow second-year point guard Kyrie Irving to guard him. CP3 told Scott (who coached him in New Orleans) that he should let Irving face the best in order to learn. Per the Akron Beacon Journal: “Why you got him guarding me? Let the young fella guard me,’ Paul told Scott. ‘I said, ‘Young fella has guarded you. He said, ‘Well you threw me in the fire, made me guard all those guys.’ Scott coached Paul, of course, when Paul was just breaking into the league in New Orleans. ‘Obviously (Alonzo Gee) had a little effect on him,’ Scott said. Paul had 17 points and nine assists for the Clippers.”

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  • K_HOLIDAY

    Kyrie and CP3 one on one for $50k?

  • BuenoWayno1

    gotta love the nba

  • Rainman

    Kyrie Irving couldnt guard a pole… that would not have worked out very well lol, and Chris knew it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    what was that story…I think it was last year…where two nba players were gonna play eachother 1 on 1 for money? I cant remember

  • Sparker

    kyrie, kobe

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    and it was this summer. not last year lol.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    that def woulda been helluva a show

  • trey-fo

    Its funny, CP3 is from my hometown and even with 2 Olympic medals and crazy stats he gets no love in the city. Everybody sees him as a spoiled jerk who constantly whines and flops all over the floor. He played the EXACT same way in high school. He is very disliked in Winston. Well, he is from the suburbs (Lewisville), but still.

  • Jerome

    If I was Scott, I would have told him to stop KI twice and I’ll think about it … or Waiters for that matter.

  • WEST FO YOU KNOW

    thats crazy im from clemmons, and I go to west forsyth high school (junior year) the same high school CP3 went to. NOBODY gives a squash about cp3 or the clippers here..

  • TV63

    I think we all know why.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    chris paul better get himself a ring soon

  • El Jefe’

    I got a lot of fam in Winston and go there a lot. Most of the people who don’t like them are jealous that he is doing it big and they are still stuck there. 90% of the people who claim they don’t like him for this and that would not pass a lie detector test on not being jealous of CP#… guarantee it.

  • Marty Susman

    Scott NEEDS to be the coach of the Lakers.

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