Kyrie Irving directly address reportedly throwing shade at LeBron James

Robert Marvi
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Recently, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving took what was interpreted as a shot at Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James while on The ETCs with Kevin Durant.

Irving, however, insists that he wasn’t specifically throwing shade at James.

While on Durant’s podcast, Irving made the statement that he was the top option in crunch time on every team he had ever played for.

Some thought he was criticizing James’ ability to come through in the clutch.

Of course, James and Irving were teammates for three seasons on the Cleveland Cavaliers. They reached the NBA Finals in each of their seasons together, winning the NBA championship in 2016.

But shortly after losing the 2017 championship, Irving requested a trade and was shipped to the Boston Celtics, leading some to speculate that the two weren’t getting along.

Last season, it appeared that the two former teammates had made up and let bygones be bygones.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.