Skip to main content

Crazy Details Emerge From LeBron James, Kyrie Irving's Time With Cavs

A photo of LeBron James smiling.

EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers laughs as he speaks on a set during the Los Angeles Lakers Media Day at the UCLA Health Training Center on September 24, 2018 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Crazy details have emerged from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving's final days as teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Athletic's Joe Vardon has a story on the Cleveland Cavaliers' decision to trade Irving and how James found out about it and reacted to it.

Basically: LeBron reportedly told the Cavs to not trade Irving, especially to the Cavs.

Cleveland traded him anyway.

The Cavs reportedly told James on the phone that they would not be trading Irving, only to ship him to Boston minutes later.

James ended up leaving Cleveland the following summer for Los Angeles. The LeBron-led Lakers will play the Cavs this week in a nationally-televised game on ESPN.