‘LeBron James Needs Another Trophy’: Fans Troll Kyrie Irving Over Nets Debacle

Published 10/15/2021, 1:03 PM EDT


Kyrie Irving has changed a lot from the time the Cavaliers drafted him into the NBA. From being the apprentice of LeBron James in the Cavaliers to a player who is every defender’s nightmare. However, his behavior and strong opinions have made him the center of criticism around the league.

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After his recent decision to sit out the pre-season instead of not following some health protocols of the NBA, he has created a negative narrative around the big three of Brooklyn. Keeping this in mind, it is pertinent to note that Kyrie has not found stability in any team since the 2016 Cavaliers.

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What does this mean for Kyrie Irving?

Earlier, several critics blamed LeBron James for the 2016 Cavaliers roster falling apart. However, Kyrie Irving‘s behavior has shown a pattern that establishes a history of not finding stability with any franchise.

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He could have been the franchise cornerstone for the Cavaliers but left in search of greener pastures. Then he left the Cavaliers to join the Nets with Kevin Durant. And now with the protocols, has essentially abandoned the franchise that sets so many expectations from him.

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving (2) and Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) return to the locker room after defeating the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, June 13, 2016. Cleveland defeated Golden State 112-97. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)

So was it really LeBron James who is liable for that roster falling apart?

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Ever since ‘The Decision’ to make the super team in Miami, LeBron James has been famous for drastically changing any roster he plays with. LeBron James was the pioneer of player empowerment in the modern era of basketball. In order to find the perfect chemistry, we know LeBron for puts drastic changes in the roster in motion.

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (6) talks with Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving (2) during media day the day before Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)

Even this season, Carmelo Anthony admitted to receiving a phone call from LeBron James, which was enough to recruit him into the Lakers. So looking at the behavior of Kyrie now and the activity that LeBron is famous for. Who do you think is responsible for the Cavaliers roster breaking up after the 2016 championship? Does LeBron really deserve another ring for keeping up with the antics of Irving and keeping him in check? Let us know in the comments.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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