CHICAGO (AP)—Duke point guard Kyrie Irving brushes off suggestions that he might be the Cleveland Cavaliers’ latest savior.
The consensus No. 1 prospect in next month’s NBA draft is aware of comparisons with LeBron James(notes), whose controversial departure last year for the Miami Heat sent the Cavs into a tailspin.
“The comparisons will come regardless,” said Irving, who played 11 games as a Duke freshman and then declared for the 2011 draft. “That’s something I’m prepared for. As for right now, I just want to contribute to whatever team I go to.”