Celtics’ Kyrie Irving says it’s ‘always fun’ playing against LeBron James
The Celtics take on the Lakers on Saturday at Staples Center. Irving and James were teammates for three seasons with the Cavs and went to three-straight NBA Finals.
Cleveland won the 2016 championship over the Golden State Warriors, becoming the first team in NBA history to erase a 3-1 series deficit.
Irving, however, requested a trade from the Cavs in the summer of 2017, mostly because he wanted to escape the shadow of James.
“It’s just another game, but going against a great competitor, a teammate like ‘Bron is always fun,” Irving said, via Tom Westerholm of Mass Live.
“You just understand that these head-to-head matchups probably will happen for a few more years and you just want to take advantage of them. Just the great players you get a chance to play against in our league, you always want to play well.”
Kyrie Irving and LeBron James are believed to be back on good terms after Irving called LeBron earlier in the season. Uncle Drew called The King to apologize how he acted during their time together in Cleveland.