Is LeBron James subtweeting Kyrie Irving?


Not everything LeBron James says and does is about Kyrie Irving.

But with Irving’s trade request the NBA’s predominant storyline, it’s hard not to read LeBron’s social-media postings (and Irving’s, for that matter) as indirect shots between the Cavaliers’ stars.


Is LeBron just posting a clean version of a lyric from Drake’s “Portland” because he likes the song? Maybe. Is it directed at someone other than Irving? Perhaps.

But might LeBron just be acting petty and passive-aggressive? That wouldn’t be out of character, either, and this response would fit what we know of the Irving-LeBron breakdown.