LeBron James finally broke his silence about the trade that rocked the Cavs franchise, saying he made all the necessary effort to try to talk with Kyrie Irving and listen to his grievances. According to ESPN, James publicly shared his comments about the issue, saying everyone was surprised about Kyrie's request. He further added that he didn't think anyone from the organization saw the request coming. In an interview with James on Monday, he addressed what everyone seems to not understand about his relationship with Kyrie.

LeBron James statement

"I reached out to him because I just wanted to get a little insight on why he felt like he wanted to move on," James said. But like what Kyrie has firmly told during his interviews, the move was purely motivational. Apparently, Kyrie told LeBron that it is indeed the direction he wants to go in and the latter cannot do anything about it. LeBron thanked the Cavs GM for granting Kyrie that wish.

LeBron James also discussed what the future of the team might have looked like and how he may have soon been ready to pass the team over to Kyrie Irving. "I tried to do whatever I could do to help the kid out and so he could be the best player he could be. As I said throughout [last] season, at some point when he was ready to take over the keys, I was ready to give them to him."

His statement had, of course, reached the Boston Celtics, but Kyrie Irving refused to make a significant reply.

He told the media, however, that such conversation will be between the two players (Irving and James) and not for everyone to know. LeBron James did not ignore the issue. In fact, in July, James reached out to Kyrie to further discuss his decision to be traded. He needed to understand the reason why he is leaving but he won't be offering any advice to him.

When pressed whether he is open to a discussion with LeBron, Kyrie reiterates that nobody will know whether he already had the conversation or not. Apparently, the former Cavs player is determined to keep things private when it comes to his relationship with LeBron James.

Dwyane Wade joins the Cleveland Cavaliers

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers recently signed Dwyane Wade for a $2.3 million one-year contract after the Chicago Bulls agreed to a buyout.

In a separate report by ESPN, coach Tyrone Lue expects Wade to fit in perfectly with the team. "Anytime you get new pieces and new players, it's always challenging, but I'm up for the challenge, and so are the players," he said.