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John Wall Reacts To Kyrie Irving Trade Rumors


John Wall and Kyrie Irving seem to be on opposite sides of the spectrum. Just signing an extension with the Wizards, Wall is in a stable situation out in D.C.

Kyrie, on the other hand, has been mired in chaos after requesting a trade a few weeks ago. With rumors running rampant about possible trade deals, Irving has been in the headlines since the news first broke.

How does a guy like Wall feel about the whole Kyrie situation? Sure, the Wizards aren't the most reliable franchise. But it's not every day that a player like that creates so much drama. In a video press conference with CSN, John opens up about what playing with LeBron might be like, and why Kyrie may have wanted out:

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"It's kinda tough. If I had been to three straight [NBA] Finals, I'd want to stay but you never know what type of relationship or what type of details they have going on the backside. Nobody knows what's going on behind closed doors. He's one of those guys who wants to be the main guy ... It's a different situation when you're playing with a guy like LeBron James who is so dominant. Everyone is always going to be the second guy to him. It's kind of like what I tell all the young guys when they first come into the league. It's kind of tough to get the young guys to play as one on the floor because everybody is trying to build their name up and start their own foundation. It's kind of tough when you're always in the shadow of somebody else. That's something he probably got tired of."

The D.C. point guards pretty much confirms what everyone thought. Playing with LeBron will always come with a sidekick role, as he'll always have control. For a star player like Kyrie, that can be pretty tough.

Obviously, nobody knows how this situation in Cleveland will work out yet. But with a star like John Wall making sense of the choice, it can be a whole lot easier for us to understand.