Sunday marks the big rivalry game between LeBron James and Kyrie Irving as the Boston Celtics host the Cleveland Cavaliers. At one point early, Irving pulled off a slick move, stepping back on James before draining a shot over him.
The NBA posted a video of the sick play on Instagram.
One person who “liked” this video was none other than James’ short-term teammate, Isaiah Thomas, who was recently traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 11, 2018
Petty Wars, indeed.
The NBA is the best entertainment in sports these days off the court. Players are constantly beefing with one another, using social media as their preferred platform. It’s a ton of fun to watch from a distance, and it’s adding to the excitement on the court, too.
Long live the Petty Wars. May they never cease.