Aside from speaking after being introduced by the Boston Celtics earlier this month, Kyrie Irving has kept relatively mum about requesting a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers and his overall relationship with LeBron James.
Searching for answers, ESPN's First Take had Irving on as a surprise guest today, and the show's stars, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman, didn't hesitate from firing pressing questions at the All-Star point guard.
But the real savagery came when Smith asked Kyrie if he spoke to King James before he requested a trade from the Cavs, with Irving simply responding, "No," with zero chill whatsoever.
Irving followed that by asking, "Why would I have to?"
Smith explained that if you don't speak to someone about something like that they could take it personal, before asking, "Do you care about that at all?"
To that, Irving responded, "Nooo," while grinning.
Twitter lost it over Kyrie's savage AF disregard in not feeling like he owed LeBron, his teammate for the past three years, an explanation for requesting a trade.
And that savage AF response drove Twitter crazy.
Young savage, why you trapping so hard?
Quite possibly so.
Slipping and sliding those hard-hitting questions, huh, Kyrie?
That's one way to look at it.
Yes, Irving and his Celtics will face King James and the Cavaliers back in The Land to tip off the 2017-18 season on October 17. This interview should add some instant fuel to this brewing fire between the two.
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