Hours after Kyrie Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics, LeBron James has weighed in on the departure of his running mate.
There was reportedly a rift between the two superstars following the 2017 season, which culminated in Irving asking for a trade from Cleveland.
Even so, James has taken the high road in wishing the 25-year old point guard well on his way out of Cleveland.
His first acknowledgment of the trade is a retweet of a fan, who appears to be filming a video burning his Irving jersey, before placing a piece of paper reading “Thank U So Much” on it.
Ok Cavs fans you know what to do.. pic.twitter.com/pZMI6SX8Hb
— tony hartman (@tony_hartman) August 22, 2017
James’ message: “That’s the only way to be to the kid! Special talent/guy! Nothing but respect and what a ride it was our 3 years together.”
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 23, 2017
They certainly did have quite the three year ride, reaching the NBA Finals in each of those seasons, winning one title. James has largely maintained his status as the best player in the world, while Irving began to realize his potential as a former first overall pick, and emerged as one of the most talented scorers in the NBA.
Now, the two will compete for the Eastern Conference’s two best teams. I can’t wait.