REPORT: Kyrie Irving Wants To Be Moved Out Of Brooklyn Ahead Of NBA Trade Deadline

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Woah! We have some major NBA news here — just days before the trade deadline!

Brooklyn Nets superstar two-guard Kyrie Irving has told the organization that he would like to be traded before the Feb. 9 deadline, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

This season, Kyrie has been lighting it up on the court in typical Kyrie fashion, averaging 27.1 points-per-game, 5.1 rebounds-per-game and 5.3 assists-per-game, according to ESPN.

The Brooklyn Nets currently sit at 31-20, sitting 4th in the Eastern Conference.

And here I was going into the trade deadline thinking that it was going to be slow, then Woj — in typical Woj fashion — drops an absolute bombshell on us. I guess this is why they call them ‘Woj bombs.’

That was my first reaction.

And then I saw this tweet:

WHAT?! MY MIAMI HEAT?!?!? Oh man, I took it straight to party town for a few minutes:

If you’re not aware, the Miami Heat plays this after every win at their Miami-Dade Arena, so I had this blasting in celebration that we were going to land Kyrie Irving. THE HEAT IS ON!

And then I remembered that @NBATradeReport isn’t the most reliable — they can’t even afford a blue checkmark.

But that doesn’t mean that my Miami Heat won’t be involved. In fact, I have a ton of confidence that we’ll land Kyrie.

Here are a few examples that I saw that give the Heat-Kyrie connections credibility:

I know Kyrie Irving is clouded by controversy at every turn, but I can’t help but to love the guy. I’ve been a fan of Kyrie since his Duke days. I know people give him shit about stuff that he’s said, but I think a lot of it has been taken out of context and misconstrued.

But whether you love him or hate him, you can’t deny that the cat can ball, and I personally would love to see him on my Miami Heat. What do you guys want, Brooklyn? Kyle Lowery and two first-round picks (with a Duncan Robinson-type player attached)?

Hey, I’m all game for that. Let’s get the paperwork done. Bring Kyrie down to South Beach.

Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro — lights out in the East. And like I said, I have a ton of confidence that this is going to happen, I know Pat Riley will be on the phones. And for the love of God, let’s try to pull this off before the Los Angeles Lakers do — this man needs to be in the 305 winning championships. (RELATED: REPORT: Phoenix Suns Could Be Looking To Trade Chris Paul)

It truly is game over in the Eastern Conference if we land Kyrie, ain’t nobody beating us with that roster.

*queue Lil Flip’s “Game Over”*