Kyrie Irving can’t help but take subtle shots at LeBron James.
Kyrie, who once forced a trade out of Cleveland because he wanted to get out from under LeBron’s shadow, made an appearance on Kevin Durant’s podcast and made some interesting comments about his experiences in the NBA.
According to Kyrie, he’s happy he teamed up with Durant in Brooklyn because KD is the first teammate he feels he can trust with taking a shot down the stretch.
Kyrie says playing with KD is the first time he's been able to defer late in games 👀
— ESPN (@espn) October 1, 2020
"I felt like I was the best option on every team I’ve played for down the stretch. This is the first time in my career where I can be like 'that motherf*cker can make that shot too.'"
-Kyrie Irving on KD
(🎥 @boardroompods )
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) October 1, 2020
Of course, NBA fans weren’t happy that Kyrie implied that LeBron wasn’t clutch when they played together in Cleveland.
bron literally hit more game winners in their 4 year stint together💀💀💀tf is this man talkin bout https://t.co/41xpbYEF6Y
— ovocartier👑 ⁶𓅓+* (@ovocartier) October 1, 2020
— Dimitri Manou (@dimichmanou) October 1, 2020
LeBron might end this man. https://t.co/Us5VPfFIBk
— Jake Corrigan (@Jacob_Corrigan) October 1, 2020
Friendly reminder that Kyrie Irving has a 154-191 record without LeBron.
He is an overrated ballhog that doesnt affect winning any bit.
Cleveland reached the finals without him. Won 1 less game.
Boston reached ECF without him 3 times, didnt with him.
Nets won more with DLO. pic.twitter.com/DygC29mtPU
— LA (@labronlandNBA) October 1, 2020
Clutch points in playoff runs…
LeBron – 40 points
Kyrie – 6 points
LeBron – 18 points
Kyrie – 20 points
LeBron – 18 points
Kyrie – 10 points
LeBron – 76 points
Kyrie – 36 points
Funny how the narratives are nothing but that… just narratives.
— Philly Mikan (@DlONWAlTERS) October 1, 2020