Stephen A Smith: LeBron James ‘Tempted’ to Fight Teammate Kyrie Irving for Requesting Trade

The Associated Press

Monday on his podcast, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith cited sources that said Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James would be “tempted” to beat teammate Kyrie Irving’s “ass” if they were near each other.

“I had sources in LeBron James’ camp literally tell me, and I’m quoting … If Kyrie Irving was in front of LeBron James right now, LeBron James would be tempted ‘to beat his ass,'” the source told Smith.

Irving reportedly asked to be traded out of Cleveland.

Per Deadspin, Smith clarified later on the podcast that James “is upset that Kyrie has made him a subject to be broached with regard to Kyrie’s desire to move out.”

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