Kyrie Irving wants to leave Cavaliers and LeBron James’s shadow

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Kyrie Irving, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ All-Star point guard, has asked the Cavaliers to trade him, sources told the Associated Press on Friday. Irving is understood to have made the request last week to owner Dan Gilbert.

A four-time All-Star, Irving has spent six seasons with the Cavs, who selected him with the No1 overall pick in 2011. The 25-year-old has overcome injury issues and blossomed into one of the league’s elite point guards and biggest stars. But now that he’s finally established himself playing alongside LeBron James, Irving wants out.

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