KYRIE IRVING REQUESTED A TRADE BECAUSE LEBRON JAMES HINDERS TEAMMATES

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Kyrie Irving Requested A Trade Because LeBron James Hinders Teammates.

July 21, 2017 by Staff

The narrative has always been that LeBron James is the consummate teammate.. A pass-first small forward who looks to make others better. While it has been the popular opinion amongst your average NBA head, those who know the game of basketball understand that this casual talking point could not be farther from the truth. So when Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, everyone was shocked.. Everyone but those who saw through the charade.

Fact of the matter is, LeBron has always relegated good players to scrubs (Larry Hughes, Antawn Jamison) and great players to role players (Chris Bosh, Kevin Love). Sure, LeBron puts up incredible assist numbers.. however, those numbers have never translated to his teammates’ individual success. In fact, they do the exact opposite. The reason LeBron’s assist numbers are so high is mainly due to the fact that every single play must run through him in what is being popularized as “LeBron Ball“.

This same style of play turned franchise players like Bosh and Love to nothing more than spot up shooters standing on the perimeter waiting for their opportunity, while LeBron selfishly inflated his own stats to feed his insecure ego. Instead of playing a game where the ball moves, any team that features LeBron will be destined to lack a team element to their offense. In turn, it creates the illusion that it is always some one else’s fault. He could have a super-team around him, but due to his individual stats, the narrative will remain “LeBron needs more help!”

Anyone who watched the Cleveland Cavaliers closely in the past few seasons understands that Kyrie has been the teams’ true go-to guy.. Whenever the Cavs needed a basket, it was typically Kyrie who was turned to for an answer. And while Kyrie was responsible for carrying most of the offensive load, it was always LeBron who got the bulk of the credit. It is no wonder Kyrie is getting fed up and requested to play for another team. Living in the shadows of a player who is highly overrated due to his stat-padding has to be hell for a young superstar like Kyrie.

Lucky for LeBron’s legacy, the Golden State Warriors had an epic choke-job in the 2016 NBA Finals. Steph Curry was terrible (partly due to injury), Draymond Green was suspended in the pivotal game 5 (per LeBron’s request), Andrew Bogut was out with injury (free path to the rim for the Cavs), and Andre Iguodala could not get any lift due to a bad back (hence LeBron’s game changing block in Game 7). And still, the Cavs were barely able to edge out the Warriors on a Kyrie Irving game winner in the deciding Game 7. Nonetheless, it was LeBron who was hailed as the hero, despite the fact that he had more disappointing games than good ones in the series.

So why are we surprised that Kyrie Irving no longer wants any parts of this? When rumors started spreading that LeBron is leaving Cleveland after this season, he did not show a shred of loyalty by shutting them down. He did not even hint that he was there to stay. Seemingly, his beta personality masked in entitlement has contributed to his lack of solidarity. If LeBron can not proclaim his loyalty to his teammates, why should Kyrie’s legacy falter in his shadow?
The media has hailed LeBron James as a GOAT level talent, alongside the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, etc. In reality, “Lebron Ball” is largely responsible for this outlandish idea. While LeBron James is obviously a great player, this Kyrie Irving saga, once again, proves that he is not exactly who he has been billed as.

LeBron wants two things: his stats and his spotlight. He will not sacrifice either one for the betterment of the collective.

And while it may take some time for your average NBA fan to lift the wool pulled over their eyes, the truth will always eventually come to light.


IT DONT GET NO REALER
 
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kyrie wouldn't have sniffed the playoffs, much less the finals, without lebron on his team. but lebron hindered kyrie? lol yeah ok

i think it's more that kyrie sees that lebron is leaving the cavs after this season and doesn't want to be the last man standing on a shitty cavs team when that happens. so he's trying to move now.

laker fans be the most anti-lebron but also talmbout 'he's coming to the lakers next season' at the same time, lol buncha goof balls
 
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kyrie wouldn't have sniffed the playoffs, much less the finals, without lebron on his team. but lebron hindered kyrie? lol yeah ok

i think it's more that kyrie sees that lebron is leaving the cavs after this season and doesn't want to be the last man standing on a shitty cavs team when that happens. so he's trying to move now.

laker fans be the most anti-lebron but also talmbout 'he's coming to the lakers next season' at the same time, lol buncha goof balls

kyrie would easily go to the playoffs in the east wit a legit team built around him....of course when lebron is playin on a superteam, they guna make the finals in the garbage ass east. it dont change the facts.

real laker fans dont want lebron on this team stuntin ingram's growth. believe that. the talk u hear bout welcomin lebron is mainly from the casuals. this lonzo's time homie.
 

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lol at real laker fans

kyrie had his own team for years and did nothing. lebron took larry hughes and drew gooden to the finals
 
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lol at real laker fans

kyrie had his own team for years and did nothing. lebron took larry hughes and drew gooden to the finals


kyrie had cleveland for 2 years and he was like 19 years old smfh

what did lebron do his first 2 years in cleveland?
 

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turned the whole team around, took them to the playoffs by year three

kyrie was and has never been the caliber of player lebron is. you don't even have to like lebron to see that, unless you're an agenda-driven casual
 
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turned the whole team around, took them to the playoffs by year three

kyrie was and has never been the caliber of player lebron is. you don't even have to like lebron to see that, unless you're an agenda-driven casual
by year three .. kyrie didn't get a year three. he had two seasons on a scrub team, then lebron came along with his superteams.

a casual is some1 who doesn't realize wade, bosh, love, etc all had their best seasons before teaming up with lebron.
 

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by year three .. kyrie didn't get a year three. he had two seasons on a scrub team, then lebron came along with his superteams.

a casual is some1 who doesn't realize wade, bosh, love, etc all had their best seasons before teaming up with lebron.
lebron instantly made the cavs better, won like twenty more games than the previous year, his first season there. even better the next year. kyrie was always just the best player on a really bad team, he never could make an entire team better (then or now, he's a me-first player)

as far as wade, bosh and that heat team coming together, I can't argue against your take on that. whatever your take is, I'm guessing it's anti bron
 

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by year three .. kyrie didn't get a year three. he had two seasons on a scrub team, then lebron came along with his superteams.

a casual is some1 who doesn't realize wade, bosh, love, etc all had their best seasons before teaming up with lebron.
just realized I miread the last part of your post

players gonna sacrifice when super teams are put together, can't put that all on bron
 
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just realized I miread the last part of your post

players gonna sacrifice when super teams are put together, can't put that all on bron

how much did klay thompson need to sacrifice? he just had the best season of his career because the team knows how to move the ball and run plays.. pau gasol? lamar odom? their stocks rose playin wit kobe .. lebron cannot play within a system. he has to be the system or it doesn't work.
 
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lebron instantly made the cavs better, won like twenty more games than the previous year, his first season there. even better the next year. kyrie was always just the best player on a really bad team, he never could make an entire team better (then or now, he's a me-first player)

as far as wade, bosh and that heat team coming together, I can't argue against your take on that. whatever your take is, I'm guessing it's anti bron
the point is that we don't know what a prime kyrie would do leading a good team. steph curry is a 2 time mvp and there's not that big a gap between em in terms of skill. steph also missed the playoffs his first few seasons in the league .. we can't use that against them.
 

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there's a huge ass gap between steph and kyrie in terms of shooting (and the floor spacing that accompanies that threat), passing, setting up teammates, etc. it's not close, steph was a franchise changing player for the dubs
 

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kyrie will lead a team to the lottery, that's it. great player but essentially the same level of leadership and winning as carmelo
 
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there's a huge ass gap between steph and kyrie in terms of shooting (and the floor spacing that accompanies that threat), passing, setting up teammates, etc. it's not close, steph was a franchise changing player for the dubs

kyrie got better handles and better finisher .. steph just in a better system.

u forget melo made wcf in his prime .. kyrie could do similar wit the right team around him.
 
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Anyone who watched the Cleveland Cavaliers closely in the past few seasons understands that Kyrie has been the teams’ true go-to guy.
this has got to be one of the dumbest things i've ever read

it's cool that you write articles man, but you have such an agenda before you begin writing that each piece of full of stupid shit, not talking smack either but frfr