INDEPENDENCE, OHIO (AP) - Kyrie Irving didn’t arrive with an entourage, multimillion-dollar shoe contract or proclamations of greatness.
Cleveland’s newest No. 1 draft pick was introduced Friday by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who believe the 19-year-old point guard who spent just one injury-shortened season at Duke, can lead them get back to contention. Irving and Texas forward Tristan Thompson, chosen with the No. 4 overall pick by the Cavaliers, were introduced at a news conference attended by area children, season-ticket holders and corporate partners.
The fresh-faced Irving came across cool, composed and confident, some of the attributes that made him the most coveted player in this year’s draft.
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