Kyrie Irving: Cavaliers Didn’t Provide a ‘Truthful Environment’

Kyrie Irving believes that he wasn’t provided a “truthful environment” as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In an interview on ESPN’s First Take, Kyrie said the Celtics put “things into perspective for what they really are… and I wasn’t getting that [in Cleveland].” Starting at 3:58:

By leaving Cleveland, do you think you have a better chance at winning a Championship?


Kyrie: “When you think about the journey, and you also put things into perspective for what they really are, it’s a truthful environment. And I wasn’t getting that [in Cleveland]. And that’s where it really stands.”


When you say it wasn’t a “truthful environment,” is that pointing to the coaching, the GM, ownership?


Kyrie: “No. It’s pointing to the perspective that I know exactly what I want. And I want to be happy, and perfect my craft in doing so.”

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