I find it hilarious seeing the National Media and the Cavaliers leaking so many rumors about this trade even now, trying to make Irving and the Cavaliers FO look like the villain, Lebron the victim
Irving is starting to look good in all this. He's moved on. Looks like CLE hasn't.
But, how could he not? He initiated the divorce, steadfast in his demand for a year. His reason? A desire to cheat -- want for "more."
CLE's response? Unprecedented: They not only granted him the divorce, but hooked him up with the most attractive candidate possible (now, and in the future), who also doubles as the current bitter rival.
There was no way for him to "lose," look bad, etc. He's very fortunate to be in Boston. I hope he realizes it.
Well, most reports say Kyrie was being shopped anyways before he ultimately demanded the trade (realizing what the Cavaliers FO was doing - and not being stupid and realizing Lebron was pulling the strings here too).
If you're Kyrie and you see the Cavaliers actively shopping you despite all you've done, and there's a great chance Lebron leaves in FA the next season, and you aren't beating GSW as it is... then can you really blame him for demanding out?
Sure, the fashion he did it in may have been questionable, but @tar, are you really going to convince to me that Lebron is the poor victim here in all this?
First I've heard of that. MacMullen reports that CLE explored a trade to acquire Bledsoe and PG, though a formal offer was never made. I could understand his trade request if true, but this sounds like informal talks at best. It's ironic that he ended up in Boston though, where Ainge has dangled so many. Only recently has he started to keep quieter about it.
I'd never consider LBJ a victim. He sure won the genetic sweepstakes -- his body empowers steroids, not vice versa. Then with the championships, accolades, Nike deal, legacy -- he's in pretty decent shape. If anything, I'm
the victim of having to tolerate the Irving-to-Boston trade.