Late Friday afternoon news broke that Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving has requested a trade from the team. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst wrote that Irving’s camp made the request last week to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.
Irving has expressed that he wants to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point and that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, sources said.
There are rumours swirling that Irving has requested to go to the New York Knicks, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs or the Minnesota Timberwolves. The report also stated that Lebron was ‘blind sided’ by Irvings request.
The 25-year-old has been with the Cavs since they selected him first overall in the 2011 draft.
When the report was published obviously the internet trolls had some fun.
Cavs hearing Kyrie's trade request like… pic.twitter.com/Ws2Cx8IgkP
— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) July 21, 2017
Kyrie Irving believes Earth is flat and he doesn’t want to play with LeBron James. Kyrie Irving might be the dumbest person who ever lived.
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) July 21, 2017
Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland pic.twitter.com/G0UZx2qWAe
— NBA RETWEET (@RTNBA) July 21, 2017
The moment when Kyrie Irving wanted to be traded. ????
— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) July 21, 2017
I took homeless men to the NBA Finals in 2007. I don’t need no Kyrie Irving. pic.twitter.com/mUsXYBfSmh
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) July 21, 2017
— ricky shahzada (@thereal15cent) July 21, 2017
Kyrie Irving only wants to leave the East cause he can’t guard John Wall ????☕️ pic.twitter.com/QU9ZybHfSv
— WizardsTalk (@WizardsTalk) July 21, 2017
Footage of Kyrie Irving running out of Cleveland and Shumpert trying to catch him! pic.twitter.com/oH9B0kGfsN
— David Astramskas (@redapples) July 21, 2017