NBA Trade Rumors: Kyrie Irving Reportedly Felt LeBron James Pushed For Cavaliers’ Departure

Ernest Shepard - Author
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Aug. 20 2017, Updated 12:05 p.m. ET

The Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to consummate a Kyrie Irving trade. However, more information keeps filtering out which may have revealed why he made his trade request. It was a request Kyrie Irving made that became public (according to ESPN) nearly a month ago, which left people scratching their heads.

Everyone wants to know why Kyrie Irving wants to leave an ideal situation with the Cleveland Cavaliers, one that has played in the last three NBA Finals. Also, it is a Cavaliers’ team led by NBA superstar LeBron James.

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LeBron’s presence alone guarantees a spotlight for Kyrie Irving and anyone else who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. It is a shadow that can loom large over an insecure player. In Kyrie Irving’s case, it was big enough to allow him to grow on his own and reportedly want to test the waters of running his own team.

As long as LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, it will be known as LeBron’s team. The Cavaliers are currently constructed to compliment LeBron James. The shooters and defenders the Cavaliers have are ideal for the way LeBron plays.

Kyrie Irving reportedly wants an opportunity to see what he can do with a team built around him. That can happen if LeBron James leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers via free agency next season.

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