Iman Shumpert clears up what Kyrie Irving meant after seemingly dissing LeBron James

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During their three seasons together on the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were tremendously successful, reaching the NBA Finals each year and winning the 2016 NBA championship.

Still, Irving wanted out in 2017, and he recently made a comment that was widely perceived as a shot towards James.

Iman Shumpert, a member of those Cavs teams with both stars, says that Irving wasn’t trying to throw shade at the four-time champ.

Not too long ago, it seemed that James and Irving were destined to stay together in Northeast Ohio for many years.

But just after the Cavs lost the 2017 championship, Irving demanded a trade as it seemed his relationship with James had deteriorated.

He was dealt to the Boston Celtics where he played two seasons, then signed as a free agent with the Brooklyn Nets last summer.

Since leaving Cleveland, the New Jersey native has seemed to be a toxic presence wherever he has played.

However, it seems that James and Irving have somewhat mended fences since parting ways, a process that apparently started at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif. and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and has seen the Cavs go from NBA laughingstocks, to contenders, back to laughingstocks and finally world champions. He feels strongly that the NBA and sports aren't just entertainment, but also a means for learning life lessons.