Former Warriors Guard Understands Why Kyrie Wants to Leave LeBron

Pretty much everybody in the basketball world has voiced their opinion on the turmoil in Cleveland.

On Wednesday morning, it was Gilbert Arenas' turn to weigh in on the Kyrie Irving-LeBron James drama.

"When you're a talent (Kyrie) and you're sitting behind a mega-talent -- and people can't really see your value -- I understand," the former Warriors guard told TMZ Sports. "He has a ring now. He's a champion. He's at the point now where he probably wants to show everyone, 'this is who I am.'"

Kyrie and LeBron have been teammates for three years.

They've been to the Finals every season and won the title in 2016.

Can Kyrie win a championship without LeBron?

"No. You're not gonna win a title without LeBron," Arenas answered. "LeBron's not gonna win a title without a great player (like Kyrie). But at this point, he (Kyrie) already has a title.

"Kyrie's at that point where, 'I want to show the world what I can do. I'm young. I can win more championships down the line.'

"LeBron is in a situation where he doesn't want to just play basketball ... he wants to win rings. They're in two different spaces right now."

The Warriors selected Arenas in the second round (No. 31 overall) in 2001.

During his second season, Arenas averaged 18.3 points, 6.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.

He then signed with the Wizards and was an All-Star three times.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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