ESPN’s Mychal Thompson: Irving Would “Definitely” Leave Cavs for Lakers

During air time on ESPN LA 710′s Mason & Ireland Show, radio announcer Mychal Thompson quoted, “My son Mychel, who is good friends with Kyrie since they played together in Cleveland, says that Kyrie said that if he did leave the Cavaliers, and the rookie-scale contract that he’s on right now, he would definitely do it for the Lakers.”

Kyrie IrvingThere have been many signs of an unhappy Kyrie Irving throughout the 2013-14 NBA season. Just recently, Mike Brown benched Kyrie Irving the entire 4th quarter in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. However, when Kyrie Irving was asked about his future in late January 2013, he replied to ESPN saying, “I’m pretty sure I’m going to be here for a long time.”

Whether or not Kyrie Irving demands his way out of Cleveland or sticks it through and gives the Cavaliers new general manager a chance is yet to be known. As of today, it is no secret that Irving is unhappy and frustrated in Cleveland.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the fourth worst team in the sluggish Eastern Conference. Irving, who has been blamed for not passing the ball enough, is averaging 21.6 points and 6.3 assists per game. Fortunately for Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the 6’3″ Australian point guard is only 21 years old and has a ton of time to improve and also give his front office another chance.


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