Recently Kyrie Irving made an appearance on ESPN’s First Take. During the interview Stephen A. Smith asked Kyrie Irving did he speak to LeBron James before making a trade request? Irving replied with “Why would I have to?” He also went on to say that he didn’t care if his former teammate took it personal.
Stephen A Smith also asked Kyrie why would he leave a situation where he was guaranteed a chance to compete for a championship? Kyrie replied with “It wasn’t about me not wanting to win, it wasn’t anything about that, I want to be extremely, extremely happy in perfecting my craft and that was the only intent I had in all of this.” Check out more of the interview below.