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Cavs Players Don’t Know Why Kyrie Irving Wants To Break Up A ‘Pretty F–king Good’ Team
LeBron James may be taking a back seat to the speculation that Kyrie Irving wants off the team, but other players don’t want him gone. The initial shock of Irving requesting a trade has died down a bit and more details have emerged of the rift between Kyrie and LeBron.
From not getting enough touches, to LeBron being too ball dominant, to Kyrie wanting to get special treatment just like his superstar teammate receives from the organization, the reports have been all over the place. But nothing hurt the star point guard more than being kept in the dark about potential trades involving himself for Paul George last month.
“On the afternoon of June 30, the sides thought they had a deal. On a conference call between the teams, everyone tentatively agreed. George to the Cavs, Love to the Nuggets, Harris and other pieces to the Pacers, sources said.
Plans were put in place for a call to be arranged between George and Gilbert, an important step before the trade would become final, sources said. The front office began making other plans to complement George as free agency was about to begin.
But then Pritchard, who had been on the conference call when the deal was tentatively agreed to, sent the message that his team was backing out, sources said. There was no deal.”
There’s also an anonymous quote from a current Cavs player that doesn’t want to see Kyrie leave because the team is really talented and his departure would hurt.
“Sure, we’ve had our fair share of moments and kind of chaotic times, and that’s obviously been well documented, but at the same time we’ve had a lot of joy,” one Cavs player told ESPN. “I hope Kyrie is with us, that’s all I got to say. At the end of the day, we’re pretty f—ing good.”
Plain and simple, Kyrie wants to be the main man and get superstar treatment.