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Did the Cleveland Cavaliers handling of the Kyrie Irving trade cause them to lose LeBron James’ trust?

Appearing Thursday on ESPN 850 WKNR in Cleveland, veteran basketball insider Brian Windhorst said that he thinks James could re-sign with the Cavs this summer, but not for the five-year max. Windhorst also reveals that the four-time MVP may not trust the organization anymore after the Irving trade as he would have preferred for them to force the All-Star guard to play.

James can be a free agent after the 2017-18 season, putting the Cavs in danger of losing both him and Irving, whose trade request they fulfilled by dealing him to the Boston Celtics last August, in an 11-month span.

Forcing a disgruntled Irving to suit up for them this season was probably never going to be a feasible option, especially in a year where the Cavs are trying to prove that they can still compete amidst James’ impending free agency. But they have been facing a lot of LeBron-related drama lately, and their handling of the Irving situation may have opened up a whole new can of worms.

QUIZ: Name every NBA rookie of the Year to also win at least one MVP

In the NBA, winning Rookie of the Year does not guarantee a successful career. In fact, only 17 players who have Rookie of the Year have also gone on to win at least one league MVP awards. How many of these 17 legends can you name in five minutes?

Good luck!

CLUE: ROOKIE SEASON

Score:
0/17
Time:
5:00
2008-09
Derrick Rose
2007-08
Kevin Durant
2003-04
LeBron James
1997-98
Tim Duncan
1996-97
Allen Iverson
1992-93
Shaquille O'Neal
1989-90
David Robinson
1984-85
Michael Jordan
1979-80
Larry Bird
1972-73
Bob McAdoo
1970-71
Dave Cowens
1969-70
Lew Alcindor
1968-69
Wes Unseld
1964-65
Willis Reed
1960-61
Oscar Robertson
1959-60
Wilt Chamberlain
1954-55
Bob Pettit
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