Kyrie Irving's current stance in wanting a trade from the Cavaliers so he can get out from under LeBron James' shadow is perplexing to many from the outside looking in, including his NBA peers. Irving has everything most NBA players would want. He's on a perennial title contender and reaps the benefits of the exposure that brings him.
Wizards power forward Markieff Morris, for one, is surprised Irving isn't happy with what he has.
"It's unfortunate, man. Me personally, I don't know what's going on in the organization or what, but if you're going to back-to-back [NBA Finals] I would try to find something to better the team and not try to get away from it," he said.
Like his teammate John Wall, who commented on Irving's ordeal earlier this month, Morris was sure to point out he does not know all of the facts. Still, he wonders why things have gone wrong when they are competing for championships each year in Cleveland.
"I'm not there. I don't know what the organization is like. But just from the outside looking in, it looked like it's a good situation for everybody playing next to the king," Morris said of James.
Meanwhile, Wall has been working out with both Irving and James, though in separate sessions, in Miami. He posted photos of he and the 4-time MVP playing together at the University of Miami on Sunday:
Wall talked about Irving and James before working out with the two All-Stars. It would be interesting to hear his thoughts now, having spent some time with each of them.