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Cavaliers All-Star Irving requests trade

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(TSX / STATS) -- Kyrie Irving would like to be more of a focal point on a team, but not with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

According to a report by ESPN on Friday and confirmed by Cleveland.com, Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him during a meeting with team owner Dan Gilbert last week.

Irving, 25, reportedly has stated a desire to be a top scoring option and does not want to play with LeBron James after being teammates with the superstar for three seasons.

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