The NBA’s pettiness level always is off the charts, but it’s about to reach new heights this season.
After Kyrie Irving demanded an offseason trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, presumably to get out of LeBron James’ shadow, it became clear the two might not have been on the best terms.
The two took subtle shots at each other on social media and in interviews throughout the summer. And now that Irving is a member of the Boston Celtics, the Cavs’ chief Eastern Conference rivals, the shots are bound to keep coming.
That appeared to be the case after the Celtics’ preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, when Irving wore a hat with a message that could have been aimed at James.
Of course, Irving didn’t explain the message behind his hat, but at this point, we can’t rule out that his ex-teammate was the intended target.
We can only imagine how petty James’ response will be.
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