Perhaps the alleged hatred between Kyrie Irving and LeBron James was just a tad overblown. We say this because after James’ Cleveland Cavaliers destroyed the Boston Celtics Sunday, 121-99, the two superstars hugged it out with smiles on their faces.
LeBron and Kyrie after the game pic.twitter.com/tdMe2Bhrgm
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) February 11, 2018
As we all know, Irving was itching to get away from James and demanded a trade last summer. The Cavaliers obliged, sending him to Boston, where he’s been establishing himself as a tremendous player away from the long shadow cast by James, and Boston is in first place to boot.
Now that more than a year has past, it appears any bad blood between the two stars is water under the bridge. Though, based on Irving’s comments about the All-Star Game selection process, this shouldn’t be all that surprising.