Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has paid tribute to teammate LeBron James, revealing that it is one of his greatest experiences playing alongside him.
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While questions continue to be asked of Cavs coach David Blatt’s authority this week, Irving has had nothing but kind words for his teammate who has seemingly played a coach/player role this season.
James has called plays during games this season which have been merely relayed to the rest of the team by Blatt, and while that does bring into question how much power James has, it also shows how strong his basketball IQ and leadership skills are.
The two-time NBA champion also reportedly continues to have his issues with Kevin Love, but Irving has had no such problems this season as the pair have co-existed well on the court.
“It is one of the greatest experiences in my life. The game is fun, and I just love playing with him”, Irving said, USA Today reports.
With both men on the court, the Cavs are scoring 113.1 points per 100 possessions and they have found a balance with both having an average of 6.2 minutes per game on the ball and nearly the same amount of touches per game too.
It appears as though James and Irving have built up a good chemistry this year and they can adjust to their opposition in terms of when to identify which player can be more effective to help the Cavs win.
Cleveland are set to secure the No.2 seed in the Eastern Conference this season, and they will be eyeing a strong playoff run in the first year with their ‘Big Three’.