Scottie Pippen Says Kyrie Irving Asking Cavaliers for Trade Is Right Choice

Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen said Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is making the right move to take his future into his own hands given the uncertain future of teammate LeBron James.

Chris Barnewall of CBS Sports passed along comments Pippen made Friday during an appearance on ESPN’s The Jump about the trade speculation surrounding Irving and the Cavs.

“I am a very strong supporter of what he’s doing because I’ve watched what has happened to him in his career and how things went for him in Cleveland, and I think he’s at a superstar level now that he can control his own destiny,” he said. “A lot of players in our game have that opportunity and they don’t take advantage of it. I think it’s the perfect timing, Cleveland didn’t win a championship, they were right there, but there’s been a lot of things going on within that organization.”

On the topic of James, Pippen added: “LeBron doesn’t give those guys the security that they need, that the superstar is gonna be there and he’s gonna support us and I see Kyrie looking at the opportunity to run before LeBron runs, because there’s a lot of chatter out there that LeBron’s coming to play with the Lakers.”

                

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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