It’s not often you see a athlete play just a handful of games in college and then go right into the professional ranks and exceed many expectations. Well, Kyrie Irving has done just that for the Cleveland Cavaliers and he has been somewhat of a savior in the aftermath of the LeBron James departure. However, he might not be too far away from the same route that LeBron took just a few years ago.
What do I mean by this? Well, according to ESPN’s Chad Ford, Irving has been rumored to have “privately” told people that he wants out of Cleveland. As one of the best point guards in the NBA on one of the league’s poorest team, can you blame him?
According to Ford:
Chemistry is a major issue there and some of that is on Mike Brown. But more of it is on the collection of players in Cleveland at the moment. Something has to happen quick. Kyrie Irving has been telling people privately he wants out. Cleveland can’t afford to lose him and LeBron. They know the urgency. I expect them to be major players at the deadline.
This is a huge deal for the Cavs. Not many people thought that Irving would want out of Cleveland, especially since he has dealt with the poor play from the team for a few years now.
That makes this video look kind of comical and sad right about now:
It’s hard to keep a point guard who is averaging 21 points, 6.2 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game when you are losing more often than not. The Cavs are 16-29 and in second-to-last place in the Eastern Conference Central Division.
You better be looking to add a superstar, Cleveland, or you might never win an NBA title.
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