Disrupting the Well-Oiled Machine: Kyrie Irving’s Infamous Trade

Kyrie Irving changed high schools his junior year.

He hadn’t changed domiciles; he didn’t have to change schools. He was a high-scoring wunderkind, playing basketball at an impressive level, with the friends and classmates he’d played with for years. His team might have been described as the proverbial ‘well-oiled machine.’ The reasons for a change weren’t obvious; in fact, the reasons not to make the move were myriad. After all, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is a mantra tried and true, often applied to well-oiled machines.

Being ‘not broke . . .

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