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Kyrie Irving’s Trade Request Is Out of Spite

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Brooklyn Nets PG Kyrie Irving is requesting a trade and the news is surprising, especially considering the NBA trade deadline is less than a week away. News anchor Dan Beyer explains to Doug Gottlieb that there’s a strong change that Irving only made the request out of spite, in retaliation for his earlier suspension and underwhelming contract offer from the team. Considering his previous behavior, it’s not a stretch to think he’s just lashing out and being petulant.

Dan Beyer: “I think the ‘Seinfeld’ spite angle is legit. Kyrie is doing this out of spite...this may be his final straw with all of this. And then his way of being like, ‘Alright, if you want to play it that way, we’ll play it that way.”