LeBron James Speaks Publicly About Kyrie Irving Trade for the First Time

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"My initial thoughts when I heard Kyrie wanted to be traded, I had a ton of emotions, you know", James said.

"I'm excited for Dwyane to get the opportunity to compete for a championship again", Hoiberg said.

NBA STAR LeBron James has said that he does not regret calling President Trump a "bum", and believes the US leader is dividing the nation in his feud with the sports world.

There was also some concern as to whether joining Wade with the team's current nucleus of players would affect team chemistry.

"It's powerful what all these athletes are doing", the Cleveland Cavalier said.

King James stated that he was frustrated because Trump used sports to divide the people behind it. He added that he would not allow anyone, "no matter the power", to use sports as a platform for division.

Wade, 35, is eligible to sign a one-year, $2.3 million veterans minimum contract with the Cavaliers. I don't want to see that on the note, he's not my friend. "That's what makes me more sick than anything".

Speaking with reporters on Monday in his first news conference since the Tweet, James continued to blast Trump - saying that the President has attempted to tear the country apart.

"That's the type of feeling I got". "We have nothing but good things to say about him - professional, great player, can still play the game". "The camaraderie of this team is just amazing". "I like him a lot, wish him nothing but the best and the same thing with Dwyane - the chance to coach a first-ballot Hall of Famer", Hoiberg said.

Irving played 72 games in Cleveland last season, Irving played 47.2 percent of field with 25.2 points, 5.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds.

Wade has other teams trying to sign him: The Miami Heat are hoping to bring him back, the stacked Oklahoma City Thunder are trying to sign him through Carmelo Anthony's courtship, and there are other teams and players hoping he joins them.

"For me as a professional athlete in this state, and even though this state voted for Trump, that doesn't stop me from inspiring the people of the state and inspiring the youth", James said. Was it the coaching change or the GM change?

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