Kyrie Irving Dumps On The Cavaliers And The City Of Cleveland

Hope Soto
October 14, 2017

Coincidentally, Irving's shade came at a time when Clevelanders filled Progressive Field to cheer on on the Indians against the Yankees in Game 5 of the ALDS on Wednesday.

Wade, who joined the Cavs this offseason after one season in Chicago following a career spent in Miami, was more willing to cut Irving some slack - to a point. "But we know in Cleveland, we got a great sports town in Cleveland".

"I've always tried not to be too, me personally, oversensitive to what I read or what somebody says because I wasn't there when they said it", Wade told ESPN. "I thought he was talking about Cleveland the whole time".

The NBA's least-well-kept secret of the summer of 2017 was how much Kyrie Irving wanted off the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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It's obvious that Ainge didn't want to trade away Thomas the way he did, but considering IT's injury, and the opportunity that presented itself with Kyrie and the Cavs, Ainge had to make a tough decision either way.

Though he and the rest of his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates helped bring the city its first championship in any major professional sports league in 52 years, Kyrie Irving apparently doesn't consider Cleveland to be a "real, love sports city". Since then, Irving has been typically odd about the whole ordeal.

Irving sees a "vast difference" between life in Boston and Cleveland, where he spent the first six years of his National Basketball Association career. Coming from Cleveland, the Midwest, where the culture is different, and then you move to the East Coast - into Boston - and it's so real [and] alive.

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