Back in 2015, a reporter asked Kyrie Irving if LeBron James had a paternal role in the Cavaliers, leaving Kyrie shook and at a loss for words
Kyrie Irving was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the first pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Since then, he was the centerpiece of the Cavs, that is, till LeBron James decided to return home. Since James made his comeback to Cleveland, Kyrie became the second fiddle on the team. The two played really well together and went to three straight finals. Kyrie and LeBron brought Cleveland their first championship, after taking down a 73 win Warriors team, after being down 3-1.
However, Kyrie felt like he had reached his ceiling with the Cavs, after the 2017 Finals, and requested a trade where he can lead his own franchise. Kyrie got traded to the Celtics, but the outcome wasn’t what he wanted, and the rest is history.
A reporter asked Kyrie Irving how LeBron James is a ‘father figure’ for the team
A lot of the time stars have to fend stupid questions from the reporters. However, some questions are such that make you question the journalist altogether. One such question was asked by a reporter back in 2015.
A reporter talked to Kyrie about how Tristan Thompson had called LeBron James a great father. She followed this up by asking ‘What type of parental role has LeBron played for you and your teammates?’
Kyrie was visibly confused and stunted. He responded level-headedly and said,
“Parental role? I don’t know if I can really answer that question. He’s been a great leader for us. I have one father, it’s my dad Drederick Irving. But for us, in terms of learning the nuances of the game and how to win, how to carry ourselves on and off the court, he’s been a really great influence in that role.”
Kyrie Irving does NOT see LeBron as a father figure, only has one dad. pic.twitter.com/z1SmK5UmqX
— Josh Coyne (@poundcoyne) December 3, 2019
Kyrie, who played a huge role as well in Cleveland, was obviously confused by such a question. Such questions just make you feel bad for the players and show the poor quality of journalism they have to deal with on a regular basis.