Saturday September 27th, 2014

LeBron James will be deferring a lot to All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving when the two take to the floor this season, according to the four-time MVP. 

Speaking to the media this weekend, James talked about his vision for how the show will be run in Cleveland starting in October when the NBA regular season tips off, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com:

"I'll probably handle the ball a little bit, but this is Kyrie [Irving's] show. He's our point guard. He's our floor general, and we need him to put us in position to succeed offensively. He has to demand that and command that from us with him handling the ball."

James, who won two rings with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Heat, said this weekend that it's "intriguing" to now play with a point guard like Irving who can "kind of take over a game for himself."

"Coming back, my [Sports Illustrated] letter kind of spoke for it, what this city and Northeast Ohio, what I mean to it. That had a lot to do with it, probably 95 percent of it. And the fact that Kyrie was here as well. That's a huge part. I've never played with a point guard like Kyrie Irving, a guy that can kind of take over a game for himself. We need it. So, that was a huge thing and that was way before we even got [Kevin] Love, and signed Mike Miller and the rest of the guys. That was very intriguing."

That game plan will be put to the test early on this season. James and the Cavs kick off the regular season on Oct. 30 with a game at home vs. Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks

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