“PTSD Lol”: Amid Intense Trade Drama, $5 Billion Worth Mark Cuban Becomes the Laughing Stock as Mavs’ Intentions with Kyrie Irving Come to Light

Published 06/23/2023, 10:10 AM EDT

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The recent trade updates coming out from the NBA world have left the fans unsettled. After a shocking trade that saw the Golden State Warriors acquire Chris Paul, the Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban opened up about the future of Kyrie Irving in Dallas. The Mavs had a disappointing season and failed to even qualify for the playoffs despite having superstars like Irving and Luka Doncic. Moreover, Cuban’s recent intentions regarding Uncle Drew triggered adverse reactions from fans.

Irving took the NBA world by storm when he exited the Brooklyn Nets and put on the Mavs jersey last season. Subsequently, all the hype came crashing down as they failed to make the playoffs which was followed by Irving becoming a free agent. Amid this sensitive situation, Cuban gave his two cents on Kyrie, vowing not to repeat the Jalen Brunson situation from last year.

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The last few hours have been overflowing with emotions among the hoops community. With trades and the NBA Draft, there is a lot going on. Amongst all the drama, the $5 billion worth business mogul reflected on the Kyrie Irving situation. He said, “We want to sign him [Irving], and hopefully he wants to come back,” during a radio show by 97.1 The Freak

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He further added, “I’m not going to handicap anymore. I learned my lesson last year.” While there isn’t any clarity on which lesson Cuban highlighted, fans suspect Jalen Brunson’s trade to the New York Knicks last year is his biggest regret. During his appearance on JJ Redick’s podcast last year, Brunson had opened up about his own wish to exit the Mavs after his contract’s maturity.


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While Cuban intends to retain Irving, fans have a different say in the comments as they roasted the billionaire for his statement. 

Fans roast Mark Cuban on his recent statement

In response to Cuban’s statement, thousands of fans swarmed the comments and slammed the billionaire. One user highlighted the Brunson trade and said, “The Brunson PTSD lol.” Here are some reactions from the NBA world. 

Notably, certain sections of the fans wish for the LeBron James– Kyrie Irving reunion in LA.


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Despite Mark Cuban’s statement, the decision lies in the hands of Irving and fans have to wait for an official response for further updates.


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What do you make of Mark Cuban’s statement on the Kyrie Irving situation? Will Uncle Drew stay with the Mavs? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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Shahul Hameed


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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports, where he brings his passion for sports and entertainment journalism to life. With a Master's Degree in journalism from a reputed institute and years of experience in the industry, Shahul always strives to provide insightful and astute coverage of the NBA to the fans. Shahul's love for sports writing dates back to his college days.
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