MIAMI Dont call Kyrie Irving another LeBron James just because hes 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, the Miami Heat forward who will go against Irving on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena for the first time in his NBA career. They definitely remind me of each other. Just how in control, and how they think the game. They show that youre not in like a rookie mindset. Youre trying to put guys in a position to succeed. Ive been looking forward to going against him. . . . Hes definitely beyond his years as a rookie point guard."
James wont be guarding Irving, but they will be the focal points for their teams. James leads the Heat with a 29.7 points and 7.3 assists per game. Irving tops the Cavaliers with...