As the Brooklyn Nets travelled to play the Los Angeles Lakers in their latest encounter, the match saw the re-union of former Cleveland Cavaliers’ duo of Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. The latter player created history by reaching to 35,000 career points at the age of 36, only goes to show how seriously he is adamant on writing his legacy.
But there was instance in the game which saw LeBron James former teammate Kyrie Irving mocking him. When LeBron missed yet another free throw. After the miss, Nets’ guard, Kyrie Irving, mocked him and the Lakers by asking if James was really their best free-throw shooter. Irving took aim at a player with whom he has a very contentious relationship, even though they have shared success together in the past.
Kyrie Irving asks if Lebron was LA Lakers’ best free-throw shooter after miss
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving began playing together in 2014. James had re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, after leaving the team four years prior to join the Miami Heat. During James’ absence, Kyrie Irving was the number one draft pick for the Cavaliers in 2011. Irving had become the star player for the Cavs until LeBron James came back.
When LeBron returned in 2014, Kyrie got to see less of the ball. James, being a natural pass-first player, had more of the ball with him and dictated the offense. However, it was a formula that appeared to be working. The Cavs ended up going to the NBA Final for the first time since 2007. But Kyrie got hurt in game one, leaving James all alone against the newly emerging Warriors.
The Warriors won the NBA championship, but next year was a completely different story. James and Kyrie led the Cavs to the NBA final once again. The Warriors had the best record in NBA history that season and established a 3-1 lead over the Cavs during the series. But the Cavs were able to overcome that, and Kyrie made the game-winning shot in game seven to seal the title.
Everything appeared to be good in Cleveland for the next year, until 2017, when Irving demanded a trade, not wanting to play with LeBron James anymore. Their relationship fell off and really hasn’t been the same since. Irving continuously takes subliminal shots at James, but James continues to praise the talent of his former teammate.