A few weeks ago, Kyrie Irving took to the media and revealed that he called LeBron James to apologize for his own immaturity during their tenure together, because he did not realize how hard it was to be a leader until he got around young guys with the Boston Celtics.
“I’ll tell you one thing, and obviously this is something that … it was a big deal for me because I had to call Bron and tell him, like, ‘I apologize for being that young player that wanted everything at his fingertips, and I wanted everything to be at my threshold, I wanted to be the guy to lead us to championships, I wanted to be the leader,’” Irving said. “I wanted to be all that and the responsibility of being the best player in the world and leading the team is not meant for many people. Born was one of those guys that came to Cleveland and really tried to show us what it was like to win a championship, and it was hard for him, and sometimes getting the most out of the group is not the easiest thing in the world.
“Like I said, only few are meant for it or chosen for it, and I felt like the best person to call was him, because he’s been in this situation, he’s been there with me where I’ve been the young guy of being the 22-year-old kid wanting everything, wanting everything right now, coming off an All-Star year, starting, then this heck of a presence comes back and now I gotta adjust my game to this guy,” Irving continued. “You take it personal, but at the end of the day, he just wants what’s best and he has a legacy he wants to leave, and he has a window he wants to capture, so I think what that brought me back to was, like, ‘Alright, how do I get the best out of this group, the success they had last year, and then helping them realize what it takes to win a championship?’”
Fast forward to this week, and there was a report from Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, stating, “there’s a growing belief of uncertainty that Kyrie Irving will not re-sign with Boston.”
Now, Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher is reporting that the Celtics star guard is seriously considering rejoining forces with LeBron James in Los Angeles.