A Humbled Kyrie Irving Called LeBron James To Apologize For How He Acted As A Young Player In Cleveland
All jokes aside, as there are plenty to be made, this is pretty cool. I mean that as both a moment of self-awareness in which two former teammates who together became legends in bringing a title to Cleveland officially let bygones be bygones after their ugly break-up, and as a reminder that dealing with younger people can be just as hard as their head.
I don't think there's too many people out there that thought LeBron James always went about his off-the-court leadership in the most unifying of ways. Therefore, the fact that Kyrie Irving now sympathizes with some of his passive aggressive power plays truly is a testament to how frustrating the process of turning children into champions can be. Kyrie Irving reportedly went multiple playoff rounds giving the team he helped deliver a championship the silent treatment, so it's fair to say he was sometimes a dick in response to LeBron monopolizing the management of the Cavaliers. As it turns out, nothing will paint you a clearer picture of your juvenile jackassery than the next generation. So credit to Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and the rest of a young Celtics team that's struggled mightily with maturation this season, as their understandably adolescent attitudes helped force a phone call that pride had previously cut the proverbial cord on.
I doubt that guilt had been weighing on Kyrie Irving as much as the Celtics struggles, but he certainly proceeded to put it to one the best teams in the conference like he had gotten something off his chest, back, or mind...
P.S. Talk about timing...