Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving tells young fan he won't leave like LeBron James did
Connor Kiesel, newsnet5.com
5:43 AM, Oct 10, 2013
9:40 AM, Oct 10, 2013
CLEVELAND - Even young Cleveland fans know what LeBron James did to the city when he made his "decision."
In the summer of 2010, LeBron infamously declared his intentions to "take his talents" to South Beach in a nationally-televised special.
Hearts were broken.
Jerseys and various pieces of LeBron-related apparel were burned.
Three years later, the Cavs have a new face of the franchise: guard Kyrie Irving.
In his first two seasons, Irving has won the NBA's rookie of the year and earned a trip to the all-star game.
So, he's off to a good start in Cleveland, which has some jilted fans wondering if he's going to jolt like LeBron did when his rookie contract expires. Irving reassured a group of kids at an event that he wouldn't.