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Report: Kyrie Irving believes LeBron James leaked trade request

On Friday news broke that Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, wants to leave Cleveland and part ways with LeBron James.

Irving has requested a trade and has said that he would like to go to the San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, and Minnesota Timberwolves.

The news of Kyrie wanting out of Cleveland was kept quiet for some time before Friday and now people are wondering why news did come out.

Stephen A. Smith on ESPN said the following:

“According to my sources, they believe LeBron James had everything to do with news getting out that Kyrie Irving wants to be traded, because Kyrie Irving and his representation and others met with the Cavaliers a couple weeks ago, and not a word got out until recently. They believe that LeBron James got word of it and was put off by it and leaked it. I’m not going to accuse LeBron of such a thing. I don’t know that to be true at all. But I know that’s what Kyrie Irving believes.”

Smith is reporting that Kyrie THINKS that LeBron leaked the news and is not saying that this a fact.

If LeBron did happen to leak the trade request it could have been an attempt to ruin Irving’s chance of having a peaceful exit out of Cleveland. James could have been upset that Irving wants to leave him and LeBron could be taking it personally.

In other words, Cavaliers fans, the train wreck of the 2017 offseason continues to move forward.

Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on

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  1. Karen

    July 24, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    It was going to be out sometime

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