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Here's The Exact Date Kyrie Irving Decided He Wanted To Be Traded

Kyrie Irving on the bench for the Cavaliers.

Here's when Kyrie Irving decided he wanted to be traded.

ESPN published a deep dive on Kyrie Irving wanting out of Cleveland this morning.

The story includes the exact date of Irving's trade request and meeting with Cavs' ownership.

Here's when all of that happened, per ESPN.

And so on July 7, the kid who used to spend hours studying YouTube videos and perfecting his 1-on-1 moves in the driveway of his New Jersey home, walked into a planned sit-down with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and asked to be traded. Then he told him he preferred it to be to one of four teams: the Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat or New York Knicks.

Irving had been thinking about this day for some time. In preparation, he'd reached out to people he trusted seeking advice on how to go about it.

The entire story is worth a read and can be seen here.