Kyrie Irving Happy To Remain In Cleveland
There have been a lot of rumors circulating about Kyrie Irving’s discontentment with the Cleveland Cavaliers and his desire to bolt during free agency. However, Irving put many of those rumors to rest on Thursday after the Cavaliers loss to the Knicks.
"There’s been so much so-called reports coming out that I don’t want to be here. That’s what you guys get paid to do, but that’s just so much negative attention," Irving said. "I know we’re struggling, but it’s not about me. It’s about our team. It’s about us fighting every day for each other and me fighting for my teammates. Yes, I’m in Cleveland. I enjoy myself. I enjoy going out and competing at the highest level for the Cleveland Cavaliers. That’s what it’s about. It’s not about me and it’s not about this controversy, ‘Do I privately want out when my contract is up?’ I’m still in my rookie contract and I’m happy to be here. And I’m pretty sure I’m going to be here for a long time. I’m not saying anything to tell the future, but I’m pretty sure the relationship I have with Dan Gilbert and management extends off the court. I enjoy being here."
Irving can sign a long-term contract with the Cavaliers this offseason, so he can easily put the nerves of Cavs fans to rest by signing this upcoming summer. However, with another season down the drain, despite the playoff aspirations that the Cavs had in the beginning of the season, Irving may think that the grass is greener on the other side sooner than later.