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LeBron James Happy For Cleveland Cavaliers After Winning NBA Draft Lottery

The Cleveland Cavaliers secured the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by winning the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night. And on Wednesday, the mortal enemy of the Cavs — LeBron Jamesshared his thoughts on Cleveland getting the first selection in the draft as he spoke to the media prior to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

“I’m happy for the franchise and happy for the fans. I think it is a good step for them.”

Surely that means a lot to Cavs fans. As does LeBron’s opinion on Kyrie Irving, who most think Cleveland will select with their No. 1 pick:

“If the Cavs pick him it’ll be a great pick for them,” James said. “He’s a true point guard who can score, in this day and age in the NBA it is a point guards’ league. If they decided to take him, which it looks like, they’ll have a good one.”

More 2011 NBA Draft coverage, including SB Nation’s latest NBA Mock Draft.