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On Friday, ESPN and NBA personality Stephen A. Smith weighed in, ripping eight-time All-Star Kyrie Irving’s trade request from the Brooklyn Nets. 

“Idiotic. Let’s get that out the way,” Smith said Friday on ESPN’s NBA Today.

“Here’s a guy in Kyrie Irving that for the last three years, who’s gotten most of his money but missed more than 50% of his games, enters the last year after this offseason. Obviously, the situation he got himself into earlier this year was unfortunate, but he resurrected himself from that.”