Donovan Mitchell sat on the scorer's table while an exceptional LeBron James video accolade played

all through the field after the underlying first-quarter stoppage Tuesday night.

As an up in New youngster York worshiping LeBron and pulling for the Cavaliers, Mitchell needed to absorb the occasion.

"t truly hit me. Like, a round trip second," Mitchell said. "I grew up watching him here. It's merited.

He's one of the best players ever, brought a title - the just title - to this establishment and you generally need to have regard and esteem for that.

Ideally we can do something almost identical." Perhaps one day Mitchell will arrive at that rarified air.

Until further notice, he's simply attempting to assist the Cavs with matching the standard that James set for Cleveland b-ball.

"There's a degree of greatness that he brought to the city" Mitchell said of James.

"You consider the Cleveland Cavaliers when you consider Bron. That is no irreverence to the Lakers and the Heat.

At the point when you consider Bron, you consider Cleveland. He set that trend. He set a norm"

Nine season finisher appearances in 11 years. Six of the establishment's seven division titles.

Each of the five of its meeting crowns. Five excursions to the NBA Finals. One title.