Irving: No cares about LeBron's feelings when leaving Cavs
Appearing Monday on ESPN's "First Take," Irving said he doesn't feel like he owed James an explanation for asking for a trade.
Asked if he let James know that he was seeking to leave, Irving said, "Why would I have to?"
Host Stephen A. Smith responded: "If you don't speak to somebody, they might take it personally. Do you care about that at all?"
"No," Irving said.
Irving was eventually sent to the Celtics for a package that included Isaiah Thomas and a first-round draft pick.
He says the move from the Eastern Conference champions wasn't about not wanting to win.
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Updated September 18, 2017