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08:07 AM ET 07.13 | Kyrie Irving certainly knows how to make an impression. [Irving] walked out of practice on Wednesday with his head through the straps of his USA Basketball Select Team jersey, making it look like he was wearing a blue Superman cape. Frankly, he has looked like Superman in workouts against the 2012 U.S. men's Olympic basketball team here. Everybody seems to be talking about him, especially after highlights appeared in a recent YouTube video. Asked who is standing out on the Select Team, LeBron James said, "Kyrie Irving is, definitely. For me, he stood out more than anyone. He's a great talent. I see him in a couple of years being one of the best point guards that we have in this league, one of the top five point guards."

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July 13, 2012  08:19 AM ET

But will the Cavs build a team with him?

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July 13, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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KI is a good talent, but.....
Who is going to be scoring points along their front line?

Bynum, Ebanks, Goudelock, McRoberts...

You are talking about when he's in Purple and Gold right?

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July 13, 2012  09:07 AM ET

I feel bad for the kid. He's up and coming but since Lebron said something good about him he's bound to get hurt... his evil spirit is so everywhere.

July 13, 2012  09:10 AM ET
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Perhaps but probably not. He may resign the first time but not beyond that.

Looks like a chance for the Cavs to truly begin the post-Lebron era. They should start surrounding him with talent, like the Nets and Heat.

July 13, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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Kyrie. Coach K. Duke. Enough said.

I normally scoff at posts that end with "enough said". This one is accurate.

July 13, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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I feel bad for the kid. He's up and coming but since Lebron said something good about him he's bound to get hurt... his evil spirit is so everywhere.

You are the one with evil spirit (and obviously so). But LeBron has been able to overcome your evil spells. Ha ha ha ha! Lemme say it again. Ha ha ha ha!

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July 13, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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I normally scoff at posts that end with "enough said". This one is accurate.

Doc knows what he's talking about. Enough said!

July 13, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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Bynum, Ebanks, Goudelock, McRoberts... You are talking about when he's in Purple and Gold right?

eli were you sipping on your uncles cough medicine again? tsk tsk

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July 13, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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Looks like a chance for the Cavs to truly begin the post-Lebron era. They should start surrounding him with talent, like the Nets and Heat.

LMAO why havent we heard the dwight howard to cavs rumors?!

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July 13, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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MMA! wud is up bro hymn!

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