UPDATE: This video may have gone viral on Wednesday, but is reportedly two years old and was shot during the 2011 lockout. Even so, the kid has a future as a reporter if he keeps asking questions like that.
A young Cleveland fan gave Kyrie Irving the most difficult question of his career on Wednesday, asking the Cavs’ star guard “Are you going to leave us like LeBron left us?”
After acknowledging that it was a good question — and buying a couple of seconds to think — Irving gave the response that everyone in attendance wanted to hear.
“Um, no, I won’t leave. I’m not leaving,” he said to cheers from the kids.
Cleveland fans still sting from James’ embarrassing exit after the 2009-10 season via the nationally televised “Decision” in which he announced he was "taking my talents to South Beach."
Since leaving the Cavs, James has won two NBA championships with the Miami Heat alongside superstar teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The four-time NBA MVP can become a free agent in the summer of 2014 if he exercises the early-termination option in his contract.