LeBron Responds To Kyrie Irving's Comments: "I Was Like, 'Damn'"

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Brooklyn's star guard Star guard submitted a statement that detailed his intention not to speak to the media for what sounded like the whole season, saying, among other things, that he intends to let his work on and off the court speak for itself. 

"Instead of speaking to the media," he wrote, "I am issuing this statement to ensure that my message is conveyed properly."

During the NBA Finals, Irving went on Kevin Durant'sThe ETCs Podcast and unexpectedly took a shot at LeBron. Here is what he said in terms of the superstars he had played with in his career:

"This is the first time in my career where I can look down and be like, 'That motherf----r can make that shot, too," Irving said.

LeBron responded to Kyrie on the Road Trippin podcast with Richard Jefferson:

"Once I got the whole transcript, I was like, 'damn,'" LeBron said of his initial reaction to Irving's comments while appearing on the Road Trippin' podcast with Richard Jefferson. "I wasn't like, 'oh you tripping, I've been hitting game-winning shots my whole life.' I was not like that. I was like, 'damn.' Because I played with Kyrie for three seasons, and the whole time I was [in Cleveland], I only wanted to see him be the MVP of our league. I only cared about his success, and it just didn't align. 

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