The Golden State Warriors have broken Kyrie Irving

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Kyrie Irving
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Kyrie Irving /

The Golden State Warriors’ dominance has shaken Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard Kyrie Irving as he has, reportedly, requested a trade.

The Golden State Warriors broke LeBron James. We wrote about it here on BlueManHoop. It turns out they’re not stopping there.

Kyrie Irving, reportedly, has requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers.  According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Irving and his agent met with Cleveland’s front office and told them he wants out. According to the report, he wants to be on a team where he is the “focal point.” He also, supposedly, wants to get away from LeBron James.

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Irving, 25, has played in Cleveland for six years. He is a four-time All-Star. He also has one championship in which he, famously, knocked down a huge step back jumper over Stephen Curry in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

Windhorst’s report is already sending shockwaves throughout the entire NBA. The Cavaliers, with James, are a lock to make it to next year’s NBA Finals for the fourth year in a row. Still, the organization has a lot of problems right now.

James’ future with the team is uncertain as it seems like he might be on his way out the door. The team still doesn’t have a General Manager and the front office hasn’t made any moves to close the gap between them and the Warriors. Now, Irving wants out, too.

This is all a result of what the Golden State Warriors have done. Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Curry are so incredibly dominant that they’ve shaken everyone to their core. They have created chaos through their perfection.

Irving hasn’t won a game without James since the All-Star forward returned from the Miami Heat. He’s an elite scorer with great range and an amazing touch at the rim. He also can hit big shots. Still, we don’t know if he can be the guy on a team.

After Irving took advantage of a hobbled Curry in the 2016 Finals, the two-time MVP showed him who the best point guard in the league is. Curry completed dominated the Cavs’ guard as Golden State routed Cleveland. It turns out that Curry’s ability to bounce back after a loss is much stronger than Irving’s.

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It speaks volumes that he doesn’t want to play with James anymore. The potential of making it to another Finals and being four wins away from a championship isn’t enough to keep him next to the self-proclaimed King. That serves in direct contrast to Curry who attracted Kevin Durant and made the game so easy and fun that the 2017 Finals MVP took a payout to allow Curry to get his full max and Bob Myers to construct another championship team.

It also wasn’t fun for Irving to get cooked by Curry. Something that, if he stayed, would surely happen again.