Friday night’s matchup between the Lakers and Nets was easily one of the best games of the season, as it featured many interesting matchups and storylines.
Among a series of highlights and plays, however, one particular moment generated more buzz than the rest: Kyrie Irving flaming his ex-teammate, LeBron James. The exchange happened in the first quarter, after James missed a technical free throw
“That’s your best free throw shooter?”
Kyrie after LeBron missed the free throw 😂 pic.twitter.com/94JyybHuZd
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 19, 2021
It’s safe to say it was just light-hearted humor by Kyrie, but some are digging deeper. Considering their history together, and some of the things Kyrie said about LeBron over the past year and a half, many believe there is some real bitterness and beef between the two players. It’s one of the more popular narratives about their relationship.
LeBron’s 71.1% average from the line is well below Irving’s average of 91.8% this season, and it seems an easy thing to clown the “King” for.
But there is no real evidence of a rivalry between James and Irving, and the best anyone can do is speculate.
If they happen to meet up in the Finals, though, things could get really interesting…