LeBron calls Irving 'special talent' in goodbye tweet
LeBron James labelled Kyrie Irving a "special talent" after the guard's Cleveland Cavaliers departure was confirmed.
When Kyrie Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, many wondered how LeBron James would react to the news.
Irving had asked for a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason, citing a chance to play out of James' shadow.
As an experienced member of the chose-to-play-outside-of-Cleveland club, James made sure Irving enjoyed a graceful switch.
A Twitter user posted a video initially implying Cavs fans should burn Irving's jersey – like they did James' when he left for the Miami Heat – but instead, a piece of paper appeared with a message thanking Irving for his services.
James was a fan of the initiative, calling Irving a "special talent".
The former team-mates will not have to wait long to face off, considering the Cavs and Celtics will play each other in the first game of the NBA season.