Las Vegas is an exciting city for millions who visit over the years. The casinos, restaurants and shows are destinations for tourists the world over.
Cavalier guard Kyrie Irving will be in Vegas enough this summer to get familiar with the city and all it has to offer.
Except one thing.
He’s gonna be on a basketball court for much of his stay there.
The Cavs rookie guard will receive an invite to the U.S. Select team. That means he will be part of a squad that will drill with the USA Olympic basketball team and help it get ready for the games in London, later in the summer.
Irving and the Select team will play hoops against the likes of LeBron James, Chris Paul and others for about a week.
Irving will also take part in the Cavaliers Summer League schedule just a few days after his drills against the Olympians are over. He will be a busy young man. Though he is the team’s emerging leader and the odds-on favorite to win the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award, Irving won’t be in all the teams games.
Once the 2012 experience is over, Irving will be pointing towards, hopefully representing the United States in the World Basketball Championships in Spain in 2014.
Also on Thursday, Fox 8 Sports learned three teams: Phoenix, Minnesota and Detroit have expressed an interest in restricted free agent Alonzo Gee. Sources indicate there could be other teams checking out the athletic young Cav.