It would be an understatement to say the relationship between LeBron James and Kyrie Irving has been less than perfect over the past couple of months. With a combination of a Finals loss, Irving requesting a trade and rumors of LeBron leaving Cleveland after next season, it's no wonder their relationship was under some duress.
All of those factors contributed to the massive trade that went down yesterday between the Cavs and Celtics, which sent a disgruntled Kyrie Irving to Boston in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and the Brooklyn Nets 2018 pick. The winner of the trade is still up for debate.
Despite everything that had happened between the pair after the Finals loss, LeBron still seemed to show no ill will towards Irving after the trade went down.
The tweet in question LeBron was replying to was a video of a fan making everyone think he was going to burn Kyrie's jersey, before laying down a note that said 'Thank you so much.'
LeBron gave his respect and thanked Kyrie for the three seasons the pair had spent together, resulting in three straight Finals appearances and of course, the 2016 NBA championship, which wouldn't be residing in Cleveland if it wasn't for Kyrie's huge shot over Curry in Game 7.
Kyrie will now move on to 'greener' pastures (excuse the pun) in Boston, finally getting his wish to lead his own team.
The LeBron situation is still up in the air though, and will be a huge question mark hanging over the city of Cleveland all the way up until free agency begins in 2018.