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Kyrie Irving didn't speak to LeBron James before requesting a trade and doesn't care if he took it personally

Kyrie Irving didn't speak to LeBron James before requesting a trade and doesn't care if he took it personally

Kyrie Irving did not speak to LeBron James before requesting the trade that eventually sent him from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Boston Celtics. And while he acknowledges that James might take that lack of communication personally, Irving really does not care.

Irving appeared Monday on ESPN’s “First Take” and provided those answers, in a very matter-of-fact manner, to questions asked by co-host Stephen A. Smith.

Irving did go on to give a more thoughtful response.

"I don't think that you owe anything to another person in terms of figuring out what you want to do with your life,” Irving said. “It's not anything personal. I'm not...

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