The Kyrie Irving saga in Cleveland could be just a classic case of miscommunication. The Cavaliers star point guard reportedly requested a trade in order to play for a franchise where he can be the focal point, instead of being LeBron James’ sidekick. Irving also apparently was irked the Cavs had included him in trade talks for Paul George, and now it appears that the 25-year-old star might be under the false impression that James was behind the trade talks for George. FOX Sports 1’s Chris Broussard reported Friday on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” that the Cavs, Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns had a deal in place to send Irving to Phoenix, and the star guard believes that James was trying to force him out of town.
Kirk Cousins recently said he wants to never change teams. In an interview televised during Saturday’s broadcast of preseason action against Green Bay, Cousins made it clear that he wants to be in Washington for his full career. “So I want to be a Washington Redskin, yes,” Cousins said.
Thousands of counterprotesters marched through the Boston Common on Saturday, expecting to greet white supremacists during a provocative “free speech” rally in Massachusetts just a week after a violent protest took place in Charlottesville, Virginia.