From losing to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, to requesting a trade, to not even speaking with LeBron during that entire process, the relationship between Kyrie Irving and LeBron James deteriorated rather quickly.
Irving finally got his wish of being traded over a month ago when he was dealt to the Boston Celtics, but during an interview on Monday, it sure seemed like he taking a shot at his former teammate with a hat he was wearing.
During that postgame interview, reporters couldn’t help but to notice his hat read, “Popularity contests are not truth contests.”
Kyrie's hat. Strange strange dude. pic.twitter.com/pE5KVExcK7
— Chuck Zambito (@Zambito24) October 3, 2017
It was just last week when LeBron described his emotions regarding Kyrie when he first heard about him wanting out of Cleveland.
“I had a ton of emotions,” James said. “I tried to do whatever I could to help the kid out to be the best player he could be, tried to help him be a better leader, a better scorer, a better floor general, a better defender, a better passer, a better leader vocally. I tried to give him as much of the DNA as I could, because at some point, when he was ready to take over the keys, I was ready to give them to him.”