It'll be somewhat of a reunion for Celtics' Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers in Cleveland during their regular-season opener on Tuesday.
Irving spent six seasons with the Cavs, playing side-by-side with LeBron James for the past three. During an interview for ESPN's "The Jump", James said Irving will be "fine" and "everybody's good" despite their shocking split this past offseason.
James pulled parallels to Kevin Durant playing in Oklahoma City and Dwyane Wade playing in Chicago. But when asked about James' return to Cleveland while playing for Miami, he recounted the day as something he will "never forget."
Seven years ago, James and Wade came into Quicken Loans Arena after playing 20 games with the Heat. Extra security was arranged to work the game in anticipation of a hostile crowd and the atmosphere was so heated that the Cavs' mascot jokingly wore a bulletproof vest over his costume.
With the return of Irving in Cleveland, James does not expect it to be anything like what he personally experienced.
LeBron James says Kyrie Irving's return to Cleveland will be 'fine'
Sporting News | Oct 17