Kyrie Irving went on ESPN's "First Take" on Monday and was asked about why he wanted to be traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"I want to be extremely, extremely happy in perfecting my craft and that was the only intent I had in all of this,” Irving said. “You can't put a price on happiness.”
Irving was also asked why he didn't communicate his intentions with LeBron James.
"I don't think you owe anything to another person in terms of figuring out what you want to do with your life,” he said. “It’s not anything personal, I'm not here to tirade anybody or to go at any particular person or the organization because I have nothing but love for Cleveland. I have nothing but love for the time I spent there. It's nothing about that. There comes a time where you mature as an individual, it's time to make that decision. And there is no looking back from that standpoint. There is no time to figure out how to save somebody's feelings when ultimately you have to be selfish in figuring out what you want to do.”