For whatever reason, Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland.
If you’ve been on social media, the Internet, listened to sports talk radio, a basketball podcast, or watched ESPN in the last week you’ve seen a bevy of different reasons why.
Some believe that’s why the Cavs signed Derrick Rose: for insurance in case Irving does leave.
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— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 24, 2017
Does Irving want to be the star of the show?
Has he become so distrusting of the organization, especially given his recent comments that the Cavaliers are “in a very peculiar place,” that he doesn’t want to deal with them anymore?
Is it personal with LeBron James? There’s never been any rumblings that the two have a John Wall-Brad Beal type of relationship before.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith got involved and said there was definitely something going on between the point guard and the King.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 19, 2017
Moreover, Stephen A. said after the reports broke that Irving wants to be traded that he was told that Irving believes it was the King and his court that leaked the trade request.
Stephen A Smith said on SC he heard Kyrie thinks LeBron's people leaked the trade request. Wow. I love the NBA offseason.
— Josh Baumgard (@joshbaumgard) July 22, 2017
James never responded to any of this until Stephen A. made James sound barbaric.