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Irving talks of new legacy in Cleveland

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07:54 AM ET 05.18 | Cavs win, Cavs win! Duke freshman point guard Kyrie Irving has long been viewed as the top overall pick in this year's draft, which isn't considered to be particularly deep or talented. ... Irving has been to Cleveland only once in his life -- for one of LeBron James' basketball camps, ironically -- but understands how the fan base was hurt by last summer. "Whoever Cleveland gets, that's definitely a unique situation," he said. "They need a new piece in there to round up the guys again." As for being that guy, Irving doesn't seem fazed as the new star to replace James. "I don't believe I'm following LeBron," Irving said. "If I am blessed enough to go to the Cleveland Cavaliers, I just want to start a new legacy there."

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May 18, 2011  08:03 AM ET

Give him five years before he takes his talents elsewhere.

May 18, 2011  08:10 AM ET

Good for Cavs fans...

May 18, 2011  08:13 AM ET
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Good for Cavs fans...

Thanks Otis! We needed some sense of hope. Now we need to be smart, and make wise picks.

May 18, 2011  08:14 AM ET

Thank David he rewarded you Cavs fans....lol I mean nice way to win the lottery

May 18, 2011  08:14 AM ET

LOL....That lotto was RIGGED!!!!

I called the Cavs getting the #1 pick after they named 10-14....

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May 18, 2011  08:20 AM ET
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LOL....That lotto was RIGGED!!!!I called the Cavs getting the #1 pick after they named 10-14....

The NBA is rigged, but I'll take it.....lol. Stern just decides who and when he wants to give each team their individual piece of pie. The NBA is a joke, when it comes to leadership; but for whatever reason I watch.

BTW, congrats to your MAVS; I am very impressed by Dirk. He is finally showing me that he can be aggrissive, and play in the post. I will eat my crow like I man, and I apologize to you; for stating your MAVS would not make it out of the first round.

May 18, 2011  08:20 AM ET
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Congrats to the cavs.

Thanks D!

May 18, 2011  08:23 AM ET
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... Now we need to be smart, and make wise picks.

Of course, that is the key...

But 2 of the first 4 picks gets you on the way if you hit.

May 18, 2011  08:23 AM ET
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The NBA is rigged, but I'll take it.....lol. Stern just decides who and when he wants to give each team their individual piece of pie. The NBA is a joke, when it comes to leadership; but for whatever reason I watch. BTW, congrats to your MAVS; I am very impressed by Dirk. He is finally showing me that he can be aggrissive, and play in the post. I will eat my crow like I man, and I apologize to you; for stating your MAVS would not make it out of the first round.

No prob...The funny thing is that Dirk has been doing this for about 3 or 4 years now...But the problem was he never had anyone step up or had any inside help and Haywood and Chandler are playing great down low....They still got a long ways to go to win anything...I hope they come out hungry like that tomorrow night.


I did find it funny though that the Cavs the FIRST year after they were scorn by LBJ got the first pick.....

May 18, 2011  08:24 AM ET
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Thanks D!

So Irving and who is the #4 pick?

May 18, 2011  08:33 AM ET
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So Irving and who is the #4 pick?

I want the kid from Arizona, Derrick Williams at #4. However, I'm sure he will be gone by then. I wouldn't mind Kyle Singler, considering what we need. Our front court needs to be rebuilt. Singler is a great shooter, with size and intelligence, that can spread the floor.

May 18, 2011  08:33 AM ET
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No prob...The funny thing is that Dirk has been doing this for about 3 or 4 years now...But the problem was he never had anyone step up or had any inside help and Haywood and Chandler are playing great down low....They still got a long ways to go to win anything...I hope they come out hungry like that tomorrow night.I did find it funny though that the Cavs the FIRST year after they were scorn by LBJ got the first pick.....

You know Stern loves fairy tale endings!....lol

May 18, 2011  08:38 AM ET
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You know Stern loves fairy tale endings!....lol

He's all about happy endings and I'm not talking Gloria.

May 18, 2011  08:40 AM ET
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So Irving and who is the #4 pick?

Derrick Williams and deal the #4 for Rubio.

May 18, 2011  08:40 AM ET

Yes, yes yes.. Bout time something good happens for the Cavs. Dont care what they said that this year's draft is not good. Got the 1st and 4th picks. Got to be some all star caliber rookies out there somewhere! Im not sold on Irving though yet.

May 18, 2011  08:41 AM ET
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Derrick Williams and deal the #4 for Rubio.

Dude Rubio will suck...

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May 18, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Good for cav fans. This Irving kid is a real special talent and much different then most duke players. Within 3 years, he's a top 3 pg in the league easily. He's that damn good. Now, all the cavs need to do is hope Williams slips to four and hope they can get a good enough pick next year to snag Harrison barnes. If they get irving this year, barnes next (and a bonus number four this year) their young nucleus could be set. Best of luck cav fans and Congrats on winning the lottery

 
May 18, 2011  08:42 AM ET
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I want the kid from Arizona, Derrick Williams at #4. However, I'm sure he will be gone by then. I wouldn't mind Kyle Singler, considering what we need. Our front court needs to be rebuilt. Singler is a great shooter, with size and intelligence, that can spread the floor.

I think cavs need to get on the phones and see about trying to move the 4th pick up. and get williams and perhaps one of those euro centers.

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