LeBron James gives fellow Cavs legend Mark Price a huge shoutout

Mark Price, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images
Mark Price, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images /

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a hell of a young star point guard in Darius Garland, who is a fresh off a season where he had 21.7 points and 8.6 assists per contest, and made his All-Star Game debut.

Garland followed up what was a very encouraging second season, where he bounced back from an underwhelming rookie year, and moving forward, Garland looks to be a foundational player for Cleveland for years to come. When it’s all said and done for him, I’m sure we’ll likely consider Garland one of the Cavaliers’ best guards in their history; he’s a player that’s just getting started.

When it comes to many Cavs fans, I’d think, it’s a shared take that Mark Price, to the point about some of Cleveland’s best guards ever, or at least point guards, is right up there in team history. Kyrie Irving is up there, too, along with guys such as Terrell Brandon, among others.

Price had a tremendous career with the Cavaliers, with him being a four-time All-Star with the team, and he had averages of 16.4 points and 7.2 assists per game with Cleveland in nine seasons. He connected on 40.9 percent of his three-point attempts with the Cavaliers, and knocked in a ridiculous 90.6 percent of his free throws as well. For his career, also with the then-Washington Bullets (now Wizards), Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic later, Price’s 90.39 percent free throw hit rate is third all-time.

Price is undoubtedly one of the best Cavs ever, is a Cleveland/Wine and Gold legend, and he, Brad Daugherty, Larry Nance Sr., Ron Harper and Craig Ehlo, among others, made their share of runs to the postseason.

Price himself seemingly does fly under-the-radar, though, for whatever reason, in regards to some of the great point guards in NBA history, or at least when it comes to the 1980’s/1990’s. And along those lines, it was really neat to see a fellow Cavaliers legend, in LeBron James, give Mark Price a huge shoutout on Sunday.

It was cool to see LeBron pay homage to a fellow Cavs legend in Price.

When discussing Cavs legends, neither of these guys need introductions, and LeBron is arguably the best player in the history of the NBA, and was the key cog in the Cavaliers completing their historic comeback in the 2016 NBA Finals. Irving was magnificent in the closing stretch of that series, too, for what it’s worth.

Anyway, it was nice to see James recognize Price’s incredible play with the Cavs too, though, and in response to that, Price gave LeBron his due for the praise. And the thought of that duo together? That’d have been a blast to watch, huh?

Naturally, after the shoutout to Price, BallisLife tweeted out a video montage in response to James and LeBron emphasized how Price was quite the hooper, as the aforementioned clip of highlights showed. Price had a hell of a handle, was a pick-and-roll master, a knockdown shooter, both on-ball and via catch-and-shoots, and he had similar vision to Garland as a passer.

Naturally, one would assume there’s a large contingent of Cavaliers fans that, reading between the lines, could be more hopeful of another potential LeBron return to Cleveland, given the rumors/suggestions of that possibility next offseason. And a Price shoutout doesn’t exactly stifle those fans’ takes, regarding that possible LeBron-Cavs Round Three.

We’ll see what happens in the near future on whether or not we see James, who will try to get the Los Angeles Lakers back to contention next season, with Cleveland again perhaps.

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In the mean time, though, it was cool to see James give Price his flowers, especially considering that for some reason, Price is still underrated, somewhat at least, when it comes to some of the great guards of his era.