The saga continues in Cleveland surrounding the Kyrie Irving trade request.
The plot thicken and the storyline took a turn and now ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is added to the mix.
It all started when Cleveland’s point guard Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cavaliers. In this era of super teams, it left many scratching their heads wondering why any player would want to part ways from arguably the greatest player on the planet LeBron James.
It did not take long for the media and spectators to start questioning the relationship between Irving and the three time champion time Lebron James.According to reports James was blindsided and devastated.
Adding fuel to the fire, ESPN’s colorful personality Stephen A. Smith reported that one of James’ confidants reveled that LeBron is extremely unhappy about the trade and if he saw Kyrie “he would be tempted to beat his a–.”
The King quickly fired back and denied these allegations, taking it to twitter Tuesday morning tweeting “#NotFacts people! Boo Get another source. #EnjoyingMySummer #YouDoTheSame”
Stephen A. responded to the tweet on his radio show on ESPN calling out the four time MVP. Smith stated James is working his last nerves and sometimes athletes temps reporters to go nuclear on them.
This is not the first time a NBA superstar has accused Smith for reporting wrong information, Stephen A. has a long history with the current finals MVP and champion Kevin Durant. Durant called Stephen A. a liar back in 2015 after Smith reported that 6’9 small forward would sign with the Lakers.
Stephen A. did stress that he respects LeBron James and believes he is phenomenal husband, father and player , but believes the King is caught in his feelings over the Irving trade request.
Smith did not back down reiterating that he said what he meant, and meant what he said.
There are two sides to every story, Irving wants to leave Cleveland so he can be the star player and on the other hand James’ feel as if Irving is being a little disrespectful by making it seem as if James is a difficult player to play with.
There is still no word on which team Irving will head to, but the Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and the San Antonio Spurs are believed to be the front runners.