Re: Kyrie Irving healthy, stronger and dedicated to being the best
No player coming off his rookie deal has declined a max contract from the team that drafted him, and aside from sulking toward the end of last season, Irving has never really given the impression he wants out. When he won the MVP of the Rising Stars challenge during his rookie season, he instructed the photographer shooting him with his trophy to, “Make sure you get the Cleveland,” referring to his jersey. He also laughed off a report from a New York radio station during the summer that he would leave Cleveland at his first opportunity.
Still, given the fragile psyche of Cleveland fans and the painful history of the way James departed, fans will likely remain nervous Irving will leave up until he signs an extension.
-- Akron Beacon Journal