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LeBron James says he played crucial role in helping Kyrie Irving get signature Nike sneaker
- Updated: December 8, 2020
“The kid gets a signature shoe from Nike, which we know there’s a small [group] — I mean, out of all the players that’s played in our league, out of all the players that’s been with Nike, there’s not many signature guys,” James said. “And I was like, ‘That is a signature guy. Because not only is it his ability, what he does on the floor. Not only with his size. And his handle. His handle, kids love that. He’s going to have a following. That is a signature guy.’ So I was like, I told my guys at Nike, ‘Yes, if this is what you guys are thinking, stop f—ing thinking. He’s a signature guy. There’s nothing to think about.'”
Irving may be an enigmatic figure, but his ability on the court is undeniable. He’s arguably the NBA’s best ball-handler and is among the league’s finer performers in clutch moments.
In the 2016 NBA Playoffs, he played a huge role in the Cavs winning their first-ever NBA championship. That postseason, he averaged 25.2 points a game and shot incredibly well from 3-point range.
When Irving asked to be traded from the Cavs in 2017, it was rumored that he had some beef with James. However, the two seem to have patched things up more recently.
Now that Irving will be taking the court with two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant as a member of the Brooklyn Nets, he has a real shot at another championship.