Charles Barkley on Kyrie Irving: ‘You want to leave the best player in the world?’

Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is confused about why Cavaliers G Kyrie Irving would want to leave the great LeBron James.  

The 25-year-old Irving has reportedly requested a trade from Cleveland.

Barkley, who was never able to win a NBA title during his 16-year career, had this to say on NBA-TV tonight:

‘You wanna be on a good team; you want to play with other great players. This notion where you want to be “the man.” I just think it’s so stupid. If I got a chance to play with another great player, I want to do that,” Barkley said. “The objective is to win. When he was on a bad team and was ‘the man” I guarantee that was not a lot of fun for him, and now you want to leave the best player in the world? I hear all this stuff about LeBron casts a big shadow; he should cast a big shadow!”

Listen To Barkley’s complete interview below:



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