The Cavaliers gone cold, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are why.
The beef between LeBron and Kyrie is playing out like a hip-hop feud, which is why it’s fitting a YouTube user chose to remix Eminem’s “Stan” to make it about the NBA stars.
YouTube user AOK created the “Stan” parody called “Dear LeBron by Kyrie Irving ft. Dido.” In the track, Kyrie is writing a letter to LeBron explaining how he wants to “be the man” and his anger towards his teammate builds as the song goes on.
Just like how Dido fills the gaps in-between verses on the original song, a female singer nails down the chorus with lyrics like “LeBron is mad/I’m wondering why/I asked for a trade at all/I scored 40 in the Finals/But I can’t please LeBron.”
The original song was about a crazed Eminem fan who routinely wrote the rapper letters praising him for his music. As the song went on, the fan became further unhinged and angry at Eminem for not getting any responses back. Sort of like how Kyrie gets madder as the track rolls on.
The parody song does a good job of discussing the dysfunction surrounding the Cavaliers this offseason, while having a little fun at the fact that Kyrie believes the Earth is flat.
Unfortunately, there was no verse from LeBron on the song responding to the two letters from Kyrie. In Eminem’s hit song, the final verse is the rapper finally answering all the letters he’s been receiving from Stan.
Apparently even in parodies, LeBron doesn’t want to talk to Kyrie.
Irving’s feud with LeBron started after news spread that Kyrie had demanded a trade from Cleveland and no longer wants to be a part of the Cavaliers. There has also been speculation that this season could be LeBron’s last in Cleveland, which may have contributed to Kyrie’s desire to leave.
The saga continues to unfold and it’s unclear whether or not Kyrie will be suiting up for the Cavaliers this season or if he’ll get his wish for a new start with a different franchise.