Kyrie Irving’s trade request has been the talk of the NBA over the past month. As the days go by, we are starting to learn a little more about the 25-year-old star.
Former Cavaliers F James Jones played with Irving the last three years in Cleveland. Jones has recently retired, and now works in the Phoenix Suns front office.
Jones told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin an interesting story about Irving. McMenamin told the story on The BBall Breakdown Podcast:
“I think I reported this on SportsCenter this week. He(James Jones) saw Kyrie Irving in the playoffs this year, in between the first round, when they beat Indiana, and the second round, when they played Toronto – go consecutive days without speaking to a teammate at practice,” McMenamin said.
“On that stage. It’s one thing to say people go through their ups and downs in the regular season. But when you get to the playoffs, “when the main thing is the main thing, and we’re brothers, and we’re pulling together to get this thing done” – even at that level, there were still things that made him sullen or reclusive from his teammates.”
The plot thickens!!