That leaves both teams with ample motivation to come to an agreement — even before taking into account the impact not making this deal would have on either squad’s chemistry. Irving, Thomas and Crowder are all significant contributors. Irving has made it clear he wants out of Cleveland, something that would obviously make for an awkward locker room all season if he doesn’t get moved, while Thomas and Crowder are both strong, emotional voices who could bristle about being shopped. If all players involve wind up back where they started, the Eastern Conference’s two best teams could be in tumult.
Considered perhaps the first true American writer, Irving sought to nurture his successors and pushed for stronger laws to protect writers from copyright infringement. The terminology of his works seeped into American popular culture, with monikers such as "knickerbocker" and "Gotham" becoming affiliated with New York City. Underscoring the endurance of his fictional creations, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was adapted into a 1999 film by director Tim Burton, and served as the basis for a TV series in 2013.