Kyrie Irving drilled about LeBron James in new interview

Kyrie Irving ESPN First Take

"It didn't come in the form of living in this false world and not being able to tell the truth to somebody and look them in the eye and like, 'I don't want to do this anymore".

When pressed by Smith on what he meant by this and whether he was referring to coach Tyronn Lue or the front office, Irving replied: "No. And I want to be happy, and ideal my craft in doing so". He said at his introductory press conference with the Celtics that he had not spoken to James.

And while he acknowledges that James might take that lack of communication personally, Irving really does not care.

"First Take" host Max Kellerman asked Irving directly if there was something going on between him and LeBron, something that isn't the public's business. Essentially, Irving said he's looking out for himself and simply said he didn't need to consult with James about his career path nor did he show any remorse for his decision.

Money isn't always everything, and with all-time high contracts being dealt now in the modern National Basketball Association, it's likely that Irving won't take such a massive hit after all, with progressive contracts that can very well go past the $30-million-per-year range by the time.

"Can't put a price on happiness and truth", Irving said, pointing out that he waived his $5.8 million trade kicker. And it's not anything personal, I'm not hear to tirade anybody, I'm not hear to go at any particular person or the organization, because I have nothing but love for Cleveland. "I have nothing but love for the times that I spent there", Irving said. "There is no time to figure out how to save someone's feelings when ultimately you have to be selfish in figuring out what you want to do". And it wasn't about me not wanting to win. "And that was the only intent that I have in all this". It will be their first on the Cavaliers together since Kyrie Irving asked to be traded, setting up a long, odd process where rumors swirled about his eventual destination and cost.

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