Kyrie Irving joined Boston Celtics during the off- season in a trade which got Cleveland Cavaliers Jae Crowder , Isaiah Thomas and Ante Zizic. In an interview on ESPN’s First Take Show, he revealed that he had his mind made up on leaving before the request even and he recounted how patient and professional he was.
“I was very patient in my approach understand what the magnitude of the moment was. I wasn’t going to allow anything else to get in the way of our team’s success, so I was very diligent, very professional in terms of this whole entire process, and the request came at the time where I felt it deemed right for me.
His shocking move made people believe that he was tired of being second best but he said his reason for leaving was because he needed new challenges. “A 25 year old evolving man.. I just thought I needed to be in a different environment where I can be taught ever single day and have that demands from my coach and stuff, demands from the franchise, that will propel me to exceed my potentials.
Hip Hop star, Lil Wayne was on the Undisputed Show and was made to give his take on Kyrie Irving’s decision to leave Cleveland Cavaliers “He [kyrie] is a grown man” Lil Wayne acknowledged. “You gotta do what you wanna do… make the decision you want to make” he said.
He backed Kyrie’s decision to join Celtics as he added that he might have considered the whole time he was there and the role he played in LeBron James scaling on the the Championships all the time.
The American hip- hop star reminded the hosts about Kyrie’s shot in the 2016 Championship when the debate came to whether he just shoots or makes anyone on the team better. “You all are talking about who he made better? he won the Championship, he won it, he hit the shot” he chipped in.
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Kyire Irving remains in the Eastern Conference and would see more of LeBron James but this time at the other side of the court where a possible match up would begin. A more tense situation would be when both teams make it to the Playoffs in the postseason.
After spending 6 years at Cleveland Cavaliers and playing by the side of LeBron James, Kyrie believes he has made the best choice to move away. His decision will prove worthy at the end of the season just like it did for Kevin Durant who left Oklahoma City Thunders to join Golden State Warriors.