kyrie-irving-april-2014This looks like some enlightening news for Cleveland Cavaliers fans. Per the Cleveland Plain Dealer, star point guard Kyrie Irving is reportedly has came as closest as ever now towards reaching a contract extension to stay with the Cavs.

Irving said he would like to remain in Cleveland.

"I've been a part of this and I want to continue to be a part of this," he said. "We're making strides in the right direction, especially in this organization. I want to be part of something special, and I want to be part of something special in Cleveland.

"I don't have a definitive answer to that right now, but it'll be something special. I can guarantee that."

It was reported not too long ago that the Cavaliers are prepared to offer Irving a five-year, $80 million max contract extension once July approaches.

"It's a big deal for me and my family if they do offer that. It would be exciting, and I'll make the best decision for me and my family. That's what it's going to boil down to for myself."

This year was a struggle for Irving, though. Just like LeBron James' situation, whatever the Cavs tried to do to make the team better, they were always hit with bad luck.

For Irving, in which this was his third NBA season and yet another without a playoff appearance, it was a learning experience.

"This year was a constant learning year. This was a learning year for me, strictly that. I learned a lot about myself, about being a better point guard from all aspects of the game and becoming a better leader. That, right there, is a work in progress. I'm a work in progress, and I've already admitted that."

Cavs fans can only hope Irving doesn't turn out like LeBron and bolt the franchise.


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