When LeBron James, Cleveland's supposed prodigal son, bolted for Miami in the summer of 2010, his loyalty to the city of Cleveland was brought into question. Now, Cleveland has a new basketball savant who goes by the name of Kyrie Irving.
Upon departure, James became the most hated sports figure in one of America's most tortured sports towns, leaving a massive basketball shaped void in the hearts of Cavalier fans.
When Irving was selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA draft, it was unclear just how big of an impact he could have on a withering franchise, but his play since being drafted has been simply phenomenal.
With Irving shining in Cleveland's spotlight, here are five lessons he must learn from James' time as the Cavaliers' franchise centerpiece.