When Chauncey Billups turned down turned down the chance to be the Cleveland Cavaliers new head of basketball operations it surprised a lot of people. I mean, who wouldn’t want to coach the best player in the world, along with a budding star in Kyrie Irving. Well, it looks like we know why Billups said no.
Chauncey went on Altitude Sports 950 in Denver on Tuesday and said he wasn’t surprised by Kyrie Irving’s trade request.
“It didn’t really surprise me. I knew so much about the situation that the rest of the world didn’t know,” Billups to @VicLombardi on Kyrie
— Altitude Sports 950 (@Altitude950) July 25, 2017
Billups also said he did his due diligence on the Cavs while they were doing the same to him, and he clearly knew something was up with Irving.
“As they were doing their due diligence on me, I was doing the same thing. So obviously, I knew so much about the situation that the rest of the world doesn’t know. But that’s unfortunate, man. Because he’s a special talent and in my opinion, so much of what he’s been able to accomplish on and off the floor has been a beneficiary of having LeBron James, man.”
He further implied that he’d be worried about acquiring Irving, because he wouldn’t be sure about his attitude. Billups claimed that it’s possible Irving would look to branch out and win an MVP now that he’s secured himself an NBA title.
It’s starting to make a whole lot of sense why Billups turned down what appears to be a dead end job.