Kyrie Irving Called "Courageous" By Ex-Cavs GM David Griffin

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Kyrie Irving Called "Courageous" By Ex-Cavs GM David Griffin

Irving reportedly has a four-team destination list, which includes San Antonio, Minnesota, New York and Miami.

But despite the firestorm it created, former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin wouldn't have wanted Irving to do anything differently even if he was still running things for the Cavaliers. "He went to Dan Gilbert privately, told him that he thought he would be happier somewhere else ..."

As Kyrie Irving continues to dominate the National Basketball Association headlines, the Cleveland Cavaliers have not forgotten about another anxiety-inducing drama that will be staring at them in the near future - LeBron James' pending 2018 free-agency decision.

"I think what Ron was saying is really unfair to Kyrie", Griffin told co-hosts Amin Elhassan and Dave McMenamin.

LeBron James took to Twitter late Monday night to tweet something that you can't help but think is related to Kyrie Irving. You know you're expected to win a championship, by way of example. It's not like he's asking to lead a rag-tag bunch. "I don't think this is youth and ignorance".

How aggressively the Celtics will pursue Irving, however, is still to be determined. But what that doesn't always allow is for a player like Kyrie to test his boundaries a little bit and see how good he can really be and can I actually be the front man of a team like that. But he did play both sides evenly, acknowledging it's fair to criticize Irving for not being able to succeed without LeBron James.

In recent weeks, Kyrie has been repeatedly dragged on social media for wanting to bolt a team that is coming off of three straight Finals appearances.

Irving signed a five-year max contract worth US$94 million (AU$118 million) with the Cavaliers ahead of the 2014-15 season. The home team will get to choose, with the visiting team required to wear a contrasting color. That didn't grow organically.