LeBron James Responds To Comments That Kyrie Irving Made: It Kinda Hurt Me A Little Bit
In an effort to praise his fellow Brooklyn Nets teammate Kevin Durant, Kyrie said,
“This is the first time in my career where I can look down and be like, ‘That motherf—-r can make that shot, too.”
The comment itself would have played out nicely, except fans of LeBron James quickly sounded off about Kyrie Irving having played three seasons with LeBron James, who many would argue could be the best player of all time.
Yet, the truth of the matter is that the comment hurt LeBron James on a personal level. He addressed the comments while appearing on Road Trippin’ Podcast with Richard Jefferson. He said,
“Once I got the whole transcript, I was like, ‘d***.’
I wasn’t like, ‘Oh you tripping, I’ve been hitting game-winning shots my whole life.’ I was not like that. I was like, ‘d***.’ Because I played with Kyrie for three seasons, and the whole time I was [in Cleveland], I only wanted to see him be the MVP of our league. I only cared about his success, and it just didn’t align.”
“And we was able to win a championship, that’s the craziest thing. We were still able to win a championship, and we could never align, but I only cared about his well being, both on and off the floor. And it kind of hurt me a little bit.”
"I was like, 'Damn.' … The whole time while I was there I only wanted to see him be an MVP of our league. … It kinda hurt me a little bit."
Bron opens up about Kyrie's comments on finally having a teammate as clutch as him
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 8, 2020
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