Kyrie Irving: HUGE LeBron James claim made over Lakers, Knicks target | Other | Sport

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That is according to NBA analyst Robin Lundberg.

Irving has been a constant talking point this season as the Boston Celtics have failed to live up to pre-season expectations.

Having originally been tipped to be a team capable of challenging for the NBA championship, they find themselves fifth in the Eastern Conference.

They are 10.5 games back from the Milwaukee Bucks, after suffering another bad defeat on Sunday night against the Houston Rockets.

The Celtics were completely outclassed by James Harden and co, falling to a 115-104 defeat.

Irving had a decent game, putting up 24 points, but the defeat meant it was now seven defeats out of eight when the star has been in the starting five.

The former NBA champion will be a free agent this summer, and many pundits believe that the uncertainty over his future has lead to unrest within the Celtics locker room.

He has been linked with potential moves to the Los Angeles Lakers or the New York Knicks.

Speaking on the Sports Illustrated show SI Now, Lundberg slammed the star for his attitude, and declared that he never should have left James in 2017.

Irving handed in a trade request in 2017 after wanting to be free from James’ shadow at the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“Clearly Kyrie Irving wants to be the star,” Lundberg said.

“But I do not think that he is good enough unless he’s the second guy.

“That’s his set up, that’s his skill set.

“No matter how many phone calls he makes to LeBron James, no matter how many ticked-off press conferences he gives after games.

“In fact, he should have stayed with LeBron James.

“That would have saved us a lot of unnecessary drama if they stayed together.

“The question I have for him is – is there any situation that would actually make him happy?”



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