On – 07 Aug, 2017 By Christopher Matias
Kyrie Irving’s trade request has been one of the biggest stories of this NBA offseason.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Irving decided that it would be in his best interest to not be on the Cavaliers anymore. Irving is tired of taking a backseat to LeBron James and he once again wants his own team, even though it didn’t go so well before.
Former Cavalier Ron Harper had some choice words regarding Irving’s mindset.
Ex-Cavalier Ron Harper blames ‘youth, ignorance’ for Kyrie Irving’s trade request https://t.co/iXh5HCB5if
— Marla Ridenour (@MRidenourABJ) August 6, 2017
Apparently just like the rest of us, Ron Harper doesn’t see the problem with three straight finals appearances. He attributes Irving’s desire to leave to “youth, ignorance”. Harper was in the backseat on the way to five NBA championships and he appreciated each one, three with the Bulls and two with the Lakers.
“Youth. Ignorance,” Harper said Sunday of Irving. “When I used to play on bad teams and you trained all off-season to play 82 games, you get to the first round and you lose. You’re guaranteed to play till June. The East is good, but you know that you’re the best basketball team. I don’t really understand what’s behind it.”
When Harper left Cleveland he ended up on the Clippers where he showed that he could be a star point guard. However, the team didn’t have much success and he cherished the championships he won as a role player.
If an old school player like Harper doesn’t do it for you, maybe hear the words of a star in today’s game.
John Wall on Kyrie Irving’s trade request: ‘If I had been to three straight Finals, I’d want to stay’ https://t.co/5e2LMV2OQG
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 6, 2017
There’s no way John Wall would want to leave the position Kyrie Irving is in. It just goes to show how people don’t appreciate what they have until it’s too late.