Kyrie Irving drafted by LeBron James at All-Star Game, booed loudly during pregame intros


Kyrie Irving finally got his reunion with LeBron James.

The two stars and former teammates were back together Sunday night in Salt Lake City as James selected Irving with his second pick in the NBA All-Star Game draft.

Prior to when the Nets traded Irving to the Dallas Mavericks earlier this month, rumors were swirling that the All-Star guard wanted to head to LA and reunite with James, whom he won a championship with while teammates together in Cleveland.

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The Irving-James relationship has not always been a smooth one. The two did not always reportedly see eye-to-eye while with the Cavaliers and there have been plenty of sub-tweets and trolling of one another.

Things have appeared to smooth over in recent years and rumors of a reunion between the two have long lasted before the most recent trade.

It may not be what either wanted, but they’ll have to settle for the All-Star Game.

Meanwhile, Irving is still not well received from fans around the league.

The polarizing point guard was welcomed with a chorus of boos from the fans at Vivint Arena during pregame introductions Sunday night.

Of course, for Irving — whose off-the-field actions include a tweet to an anti-Semitic film and defying Covid-19 vaccine rules — the boos are nothing new as he experiences that pretty regularly, especially when he goes to Boston.

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