Jackie MacMullan’s fantastic feature for ESPN revealed plenty about Kyrie Irving ‘s exit from Cleveland – how they tried to trade him even before his request, how they sought – and were denied – a long-term commitment from LeBron James .
I’m talking about RJ and JR,” Lue said, citing teammates Richard Jefferson and Smith.
According to members of the Cavs organization who witnessed the exchange, Lue ended the conversation by walking away, shaking his head.
Both Lue and Handy, whom Irving affectionately calls his “OG,” confirmed the incident but declined to elaborate.
Irving, for his part, laments the fact that his conversation with Lue ended without a resolution.
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