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.”