Kyrie Irving is still no closer to a move away from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The point guard sent shockwaves through the league when news came to light that he wanted out of Ohio and away from LeBron James.
There are plenty of players throughout the league who would love to be in Kyrie’s position; a perennial All-Star who has been to three straight NBA Finals and played alongside the greatest player of a generation.
However, it is not for Kyrie. He wants to be the leader. To have a whole franchise built around him and the face of an organisation. In truth, he wants what John Wall has in Washington.
Everyone has their own opinion on Irving’s decision, but he is taking responsibility for his own future just a year before James has a decision over his own future in The Land.
Wall recently gave his own future on the matter, and he expressed surprise at seeing Irving desiring what he had in the United States’ capital.
“That was crazy to me. I didn’t know that was happening at all. Well, too bad,” Wall said. “It’s kinda tough. If I had been to three straight [NBA] Finals, I’d want to stay but you never know what type of relationship or what type of details they have going on the backside. Nobody knows what’s going on behind closed doors. He’s one of those guys who wants to be the main guy.
“It’s a different situation when you’re playing with a guy like LeBron James who is so dominant. Everyone is always going to be the second guy to him. It’s kind of like what I tell all the young guys when they first come into the league.
“It’s kind of tough to get the young guys to play as one on the floor because everybody is trying to build their name up and start their own foundation. It’s kind of tough when you’re always in the shadow of somebody else. That’s something he probably got tired of.”