LeBron James Asked Cavs Not To Trade Kyrie Irving

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LeBron James Asked Cavs Not To Trade Kyrie Irving


Last summer, it was reported that Kyrie Irving wants to be the “focal point” of an NBA offense and has requested a trade to leave Cleveland.

Then, on August 22, 2017, Irving was traded to the Boston Cetlics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a draft pick. Many outlets reported that LeBron James wasn’t happy about how Irving had forced his trade, and the two actually didn’t speak for a long time. Both sides even threw a little shade at the other party. But now, in an interview with Rachel Nichols, LeBron James discussed the Kyrie Irving trade and said the franchise shouldn’t have granted Kyrie’s trade wish this easily.


“I felt like it was bad for our franchise just to trade away our superstar point guard. Obviously, I wasn’t part of the communication, I don’t know exactly what went on between the two sides. It was bad timing for our team to just get rid of our point guard. I felt like the odds were against us from the summer.”


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