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LeBron is the reason Kyrie Irving left Cleveland not the other way around – Stephen A. l First Take | Wonderdir

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Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman break down what factors led to Kyrie Irving parting ways with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2017.

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47 Comments
  1. Tyler Reckless says

    Now Kyrie is whining like a bitch for more vets….enjoy never winning a ring, flat earth retard

  2. bee boo says

    It wasn't Gaybron's team. What HE should worry about is that burning jersey from years ago because that scandal to make a so-called Big 3 in Miami. Stephen A Smith, REALLY shows his true colors whenever he sticks up for the WRONG PARTY. I wish to God, he would stop that. Next thing you'll hear is, Melo is picked up by the Bulls and Stephen will say, "The Chicago Bulls, ever since MJ left are NOW guaranteed a championship with Melo leading them".

  3. Armin Hashtroodi says

    I wonder if shaq laughed or cried when he heard that?

  4. Tyler Reckless says

    Kyrie can't even hold Lebrons jock….He's gonna be forgotten once he retires.

  5. Aubrey Edwards says

    2yrs later and they talking about the same $***

  6. Kingslayer says

    Cavs front office gave everything to LeBrat. So LeBrat shouldn't be angry at them at all.

  7. Jordi boy says

    How is Lebron the global superstar of sports globally?!?!?!?

  8. Matt Greaves says

    Lebron leaving isn’t the issue. Lebron forcing Kyrie out is the issue. Lebron pressuring the front office to trade Kyrie into a handicapped IT, Ante Zizic, and Colin Sexton w/ no basketball IQ is the issue. Lebron forcing the front office to pay TT, JR, and others big bucks then complaining about not having help is the issue. Lebron convincing the front office to take on Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance from LA the team he’d go to and dump all their salary on the Cavs is the issue. Lebron wanting George Hill 20 mil salary is the issue. Lebron didn’t just leave, he decimated the Cavs because of a personal issue w/ Dan Gilbert and Lebrons massive selfish ego. The city of Cleveland was basically giving him a brand new arena. The fans loved him more than anything. He was Cleveland. And now his selfish mindset is also clouding the rest of the players in the NBA to have no sense of loyalty. It’s an issue if the teams make moves to get better but heaven forbid anyone boo Lebron tonight at the game.

  9. Anthony Rd says

    Yes Max 😂😭😂 “LeBron’s trying to control the narrative now?” 😂😂😂😂😭

  10. Personal Email says

    One of Max's best opinion pieces….I wish he was more insightful like this, more often…..probably helped that Stephen A Smith wasn't throwing off the mood with his usual screaming

  11. S W says

    I always thought from day one that kyrie knew something. Maybe lebron even told that him that and instead of kyrie taking a one year extension he said F that and went somewhere else. Probs why lebron was suprised.

  12. Wilhelm Decker says

    Kyrie sore LeBron leaving

  13. TeW33zy says

    Would of been a much better story had lebron stayed with Cleveland since drafted. This dude the supposedly goat but jumped 3 different teams, trash

  14. Kylar Lee says

    So is the woman there to tell them they’re out of time?

  15. Im Thrillz says

    Kyrie: leaves CLE to be the man of the team.
    1yr later
    Kyrie: “if only we had a 14 or 15yr vet to show us the way”

  16. M 27 says

    so if lebron was to leave he would have his own team ……so why leave ? this shit makes no sense lmao

  17. Mayo says

    Getting kinda tired of the LBJ cock sucking on these shows.

  18. styxstormx says

    This title is as newsworthy as "The Sun will set tonight"

  19. arronnov says

    Lets call a spade a spade. Kyrie had two years left on his contract. It doesn't matter if the team was trying to trade him. That happens every year and we don't hear about alot of the purposed trades. Its part of the business. He didn't have to sign a 5 year extension. He could have signed 1 yr deal like Lebron and KD have done the last few years. Kyrie has been injury prone. He was that at Duke and all his years with Cleveland. He signed the 5 year deal for security just in case of injury. If Lebron had done the same as Kyrie did in Cleveland or Miami, you Lebron haters would have to this day be ripping him for that. Comments like Jordan didn't ask for a trade would be all over social media.

  20. Kalvin Contreras says

    Yo someone needs to fire Max and give his job to someone who makes sense. This guy is an idiot. Stick to boxing because you have no idea what you’re talking about.

  21. arronnov says

    You guys need to remember something. Lebron led the Cavs to the 2015 finals without Love and Irving. Love got hurt game 2 in the first round of the playoffs. Kyrie had been hurt since the last 6 weeks of the season. He only played 4 games in the whole 2015 finals. Lebron and the rest of the Cavs took GS to 6 games.

  22. Lyricist One says

    Max. First, you are wrong to say that a mogul has to live in Los Angeles. You have never heard of NationsBank. It was a southern Bank that kicked all the asses of Banks in California and New York. It dominated them all to become Bank Of America. LA may be the place for media bootlickers. But it is not the place for business moguls in general.

  23. Julzy Jay says

    Bro is it just me or does max try to sound exactly like Steven a Smith sometimes lmao

  24. Mike says

    Cavs should have signed Hayward that summer and then went after bron to put them way over the top. At that point you still trade for K love. That leaves us with bron, kyrie, Hayward, love and the same bench that took the warriors to 6. That teams beats the 15,16 warriors for sure 17 and 18 are up in the air

  25. yes mcgee says

    “Committed to Big Macs” Stephen ‘needs to lay off that weed’ Smith

  26. Lyricist One says

    I SEE YOU GREEDY MEDIA FOOLS TRYING TO CONTROL THE NBA. THEY CAN'T STOP WRITING AND SAYING NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT CLEVELAND, DAN GILBERT, AND EVERY COACH AND PLAYER NOT NAMED LEBRON JAMES.

  27. Lyricist One says

    DOES DAN GILBERT HAVE GROUNDS TO SUE THE MEDIA NETWORKS FOR THEIR NEGATIVE AND BIASED REPORTING?

  28. DatBoy Quan says

    Why they bringing this back up again we already know this

  29. Midnight Da God says

    Shaq was committed to big Macs off the courts lmao Stephen A. Dumb asf lol

  30. Jalen says

    I wish Molly would put Jalen’s cock in her mouth and stfu

  31. Ricky B says

    Nobody wants to play with lebron. That’s why kyrie left Cleveland.

  32. DatBoy Quan says

    We knows why Kyrie left he wanted to get out of LeBron shadow and lead his own team he also saw Cleveland had no future in that LeBron was going to leave as well so he got out early plus he never really wanted to team with LeBron in the first place but he accepted it until he saw a chance to get out and do things his way

  33. marquanes williams says

    And LeBron is the reason why he got a Championship title and Ring. No other way around!

  34. Sun Down says

    He left Cleveland because they lost to Golden State, and he's truing to break into Hollywood.

  35. kevin johnson says

    Dude comes back and gets Cleveland a ring and they are still whining.

  36. marksuave25 says

    Max, I agree. I'm from Cleveland. I can't blame LeBron for leaving. This area of the country just sucks.

  37. Michael Burckhardt says

    Boston not gonna pay kyrie. He gonna get traded to the Lakers for players. It makes the west harder as well as Celtics depth better and then they should get a big man from Sacramento

  38. J. Mun says

    BIG MACS LMAOOOO

  39. Daniel Andre says

    They act as if the NBA didnt already have this scripted. They always wanted a Kyrie Vs. Lebron Finals. Whether it was gonna be the ECF or the NBA Finals. They r gonna get their matchup this year and that's a guarantee I called this 2 offseasons ago

  40. Daniel Andre says

    They must not have much to talk about this time of year. Look, Lebron and Kyrie sell ratings and talking about them bring the ratings up

  41. Daniel Andre says

    By the way, LEBRON looks dumb in purple n yellow

  42. palatable johnson says

    what is the other way around headache intensifies

  43. Kyrie Irving says

    MY FUCKING GOD! STEPHEN A IS ONE OF THE STUPIDEST PEOPLE FOR SPORTS I HAVE EVER SEEN! IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH LEBRON JAMES! THEY WERE TRYING TO TRADE HIM BY THE DRAFT TO GET PG13 OR JIMMY BUTLER SO SCREW OFF. DAN GIBERTS FAULT AS ALWAYS

  44. Ian G says

    People saying Lebron ran Kyrie out, he lying, he trying to change the narrative.

    Bro, can I just get some evidence? Like, we can speculate all we want, but some of yall are jumping to conclusions that arent based in anything.

  45. Marco Guerrero says

    If kyrie stays and they woulda won the 2018 chip then I think Lbj stays

  46. jan rodriguez says

    Bruh why yall still talking about this…

  47. Peter paul Flores says

    I dont believe that. If kyrie stays and was left behind with lebron. He will be the man. He can stay and get max dolar while the team would have change line up for him. While now in boston. Why would the gm give him max when they know they have a point guard enough to get them to a championship. I know kyrie is good but the system boston is playing doesnt fit him.

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