Kyrie Irving and LeBron James’ relationship has been well-documented over the years and on Friday some new information came out via a podcast with a few Cavs beat writers.
On a podcast with Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, Dave McMenamin of ESPN and Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, it was revealed Irving never wanted James to return from Miami and he thought about asking for a trade after the Cavs won the NBA championship in 2016.
Thanks to CBS Sports, here’s how the conversation went.
Lloyd: “It has been made clear to me by multiple people, Kyrie never really wanted LeBron to come back (to Cleveland) in the first place. He didn’t think it was necessary. LeBron said something to Kyrie on the court following a game when he was with Miami something to the effect of, ‘Keep going, keep doing what you’re doing. You never know, I could be back here one day.’ And Kyrie basically said, ‘What’s he talking about, we don’t need him.'”
McMenamin: “Kyrie and his camp considered asking for a trade after the championship. They decided to keep it in house and not go forward with it, but it was something they discussed.”
Irving of course was traded by Cleveland last August to the Celtics.
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