New York City was so tired of the negative attention Kyrie Irving brought that even Mayor Eric Adams was happy to see him jettisoned to Dallas.

"I will find the team that beats us the most and send him to that team, because then we'll start beating that team," Adams said Monday. "It's about synergy in energy. No matter how much talent you have, your ability to interact with your colleagues is more important," Adams continued.

"One player can bring down the synergy of the team. And so I would send him to the team that beats us the most so we can start winning better."