When Kyrie Irving went to the Cleveland Cavaliers and demanded a trade last summer, it was widely reported that he no longer wanted to play with LeBron James. While that may have been true, it appears there were other important factors that have not received as much attention.
ESPN’s Dave McMenamin touched on one of them in a feature published on Thursday about some of the questions lingering with the Cavs franchise. In it, McMenamin reported that members of Cleveland’s front office met on the day of the NBA Draft back in June to discuss the possibility of trading Irving. That was before Irving demanded to be dealt, and the conversation apparently got back to him and served as the “tipping point” in the star point guard wanting to move on.
Report: Kyrie Irving found out Cavs discussed trading him in ‘sloppy’ meeting
Larry Brown Sports | Feb 22