Had Kyrie Irving not demanded a trade
Yet, for inexplicable reasons never truly revealed, James and Irving's relationship slowly deteriorated
Several reporters who covered the Cavs beat during the criminally short Kyrie-LeBron stint recently appeared on Bull & Fox radio show on 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland. J
Bro so much inside info about Kyrie, LeBron and the Cavs was released during this podcast wow. scroll through the pictures and check the pod out.— Bruh Report (@BruhReport) July 6, 2018
Podcast link: https://t.co/blToXrrVzg
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There is a lot of conversation and behind-the-scenes developments between the two that the public may never get insight too. If any of the information is true, though, then it's hard to understand why Irving felt such a way that errs on the side of over-dramatic.
It was so clear to the world after Cleveland's miraculous Game 7 victory over the Warriors in 2015-16 that the Cavs needed Irving as much as they needed James. For him to feel such disdain for James and want to be the No. 1 instead seems selfish.
LeBron and Kyrie's relationship in Cleveland was apparently even more strained than we thought https://t.co/LdvjWKvdmp— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 7, 2018
Again, there may be a lot more to what's going on in Irving's head that the public may never know, but with these reports out and Kyrie not defending them brings the assumption of truth to the claims. That alone makes Kyrie look as if he's the bad guy, something a player of his caliber and talent should not have to bear.