On Friday, men's style and culture publication, GQ magazine released a Q&A interview they conducted with Cleveland Cavaliers Rookie of The Year, Kyrie Irving. Cleveland's newest rising star discussed a varying degree of topics including his favorite musicals (Rent and Wicked for those of you keeping score at home), as well as the toughest matchup he faced this season (Steve Nash).
However Irving also talked some hoops, giving predictions for this year's playoffs as well as addressing his thoughts on the only other Rookie of the Year in Cavaliers history, LeBron James.
According to Irving, he thinks that the Miami Heat and LeBron will be representing the Eastern Conference in this year's NBA Finals and will go onto win the title over the Oklahoma City Thunder who he believes will represent the West. He went onto say that he believes James will go on to win three championships prior to leaving the game and that James' shadow still hangs over the Cavs.
GQ: Did you feel any LeBron hangover?
Kyrie Irving: Yeah, I mean they have to treat us differently. I think there will always be LeBron hanging over, but I know that the Cleveland fans just want us to be really good again, and even when we were on a nine-game losing streak, the fans were still out there supporting us.
When it came time to address whether he would ever consider pulling a "LeBron" and leave the Cavs, Irving denied any interest in such a thing.
GQ: Do you ever think about leaving? LeBron-ing it?
Kyrie Irving: [Laughs] Nah, its never crossed my mind. I'm just trying to get things going again for Cleveland.
He concluded the interview by saying that he will win two NBA Championships.
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