Let’s cut to the chase.
Before July, no one had ever questioned the relationship between Kyrie Irving and LeBron. Then all of sudden, we were all questioning everything.
Life is amazing. No complaints. Things are a little peculiar. But no complaints. Now go kick some rocks 🙌🏼 https://t.co/Tz62YyGeYt
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) July 21, 2017
Reported by many outlets, Irving wanted out.
The circumstances surrounding the point guard’s trade request have allegedly surfaced over Irving being tired of playing second fiddle to LeBron.
Remember, after “The Decision,” the Cavs completely tanked at 19-63 in 2010-11 and took Irving with the first overall pick in the 2011 Draft.
For three years, it was Irving’s team. Then LeBron announced he was coming home.
How Cleveland's uncertainty over LeBron James' future is impacting the Kyrie Irving trade talks. Column on ESPN. https://t.co/QbIV7QXFQN
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 15, 2017
It’s now been three years with LeBron, and despite winning a title in 2016, Irving wants to move on – without the King.
Whether or not you think it’s crazy or perfectly sane, Kyrie feels the way Kyrie feels.
NBA source said today: "This will be LeBron's final season in Cleveland. He is 100 percent leaving. Relationship with owners beyond repair."
— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) August 16, 2017
Then there was a twist: Dissension in the ranks again. This time, it was between Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and James.