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Kyrie Irving appreciates input with Celtics management, but has little to say on LeBron

John Tomase
June 12, 2018 - 5:02 pm

LeBron James' shadow nearly engulfed Kyrie Irving once. Could it happen again?

Irving stayed neutral when presented with the possibility of a reunion with his former Cavaliers teammate on Tuesday in Waltham, where he addressed the media.

"In this business, I've experienced it all and seen a lot," he said. "We'll see what management decides."

It's no secret that one of the motivations for Irving seeking the trade that landed him in Boston last August was the need to spread his wings away from James. The two partnered to win a title in 2016 that Irving clinched with the game-winning 3-pointer in the final minute of Game 7, but at age 25, Irving was ready for a new challenge and he until injuring his knee, he delivered.

While Irving had little specific to say about James, he noted that he appreciates having a seat at the table with president Danny Ainge and head coach Brad Stevens when it comes to the direction of the team.

"I'm truly grateful to be able to speak with management and our coaching staff," Irving said. "We pretty much have open dialogue with the direction we're going. We all feel confident that we all have something to offer. The fact that we're even having those conversations and I'm a part of it, I'm thankful for. Obviously it's a business at the end of the day. Ownership and management, they're going to do what's best for our future and I'm fully supportive of it. We'll see what happens."

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