Kyrie doing the Macarena during Thursday nights loss in NY. Those fuckers will not let that song die.

Plain Dealer-NEW YORK, New York — A fairly emphatic Cavaliers All-Star Kyrie Irving denied an ESPN.com report that he privately has told people he wants out of Cleveland, though he stopped short of saying he’d a five-year extension if the team offered one this summer.

“There’s been so much so-called reports, ‘I don’t want to be here,”’ Irving said after the game. “That’s what you guys get paid to do.

“There’s so much negative attention on me. 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, me fighting for my teammates.

“Yes, I’m in Cleveland. I enjoy myself. I enjoy going out there 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 surrounding do I want to privately come 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 that I’m going to be here for a long time. I’m not saying anything to foretell the future, but I’m pretty sure the relationship I have with Dan Gilbert and management extends off the court and I enjoy being here.”

Asked if he’d sign a five-year deal if offered this summer, Irving said, “It’s still too early to say. I’m still trying to get through this season but everybody is trying to antagonize this team and put it on me. I’m here for my teammates. I’m here for coach [Mike] Brown and the coaching staff and I’m going to play my heart out every single night for the Cleveland Cavaliers.”

Kyrie wants out of Cleveland? Nope. I don’t see it. He’s got everything he needs there: shoes, jersey, and a court to play on. What more could he want?

There’s no story here yet so let’s all step back off the ledge Cleveland. Kyrie has his camp that he talks to and I’m sure every conversation revolves around all the amazing things that happen in the world OUTSIDE of North East Ohio. But that doesn’t mean he’s leaving. No one leaves the Cavs without airing an embarrassing ESPN special to announce their decision for the world to see. It’s a league rule now, and I just don’t see Irving as that kind of guy. But if (when) he does go, you know it’s going to be 100,000% Miami right? The Q will turn into the world’s largest bon fire, everyone bring your S’mores and Kyrie jerseys.

-Ken

I have an 80’s throw back LeBron jersey. I simultaneously love and hate it at the same time.


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