Kyrie Irving says he’s never trusted his old teammates with hitting clutch baskets … admitting he’s always “felt like I was the best option” until he joined Kevin Durant in Brooklyn.
So … LeBron, what’s good?!?
The NBA superstar joined KD’s “The Boardroom” podcast this week to discuss teaming up on the Nets … and the dude pretty much shaded the hell out of King James in the process.
The question was — 10 seconds left in a close game, who takes the final shot?? Kyrie said it goes to the hot hand … and then dropped this:
“One thing I’ve always been comfortable with is I felt like I was the best option on every team I’ve played for down the stretch,” Uncle Drew said.
“This is the first time in my career where I can be like … ‘that motherf**ker can make that shot, too!”
Now, Kyrie DID hit the dagger 3 pointer in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals to help the Cleveland Cavaliers win their first title in franchise history … but LBJ has hit his fair share of clutch shots throughout his career.
It’s no secret Kyrie demanded out of Cleveland and wanted do his thing away from LeBron … but now it seems he didn’t think the 4-time MVP was a killer in the clutch.
There’s more … Kyrie also talked about his new coach, Steve Nash … saying he doesn’t really see him as a “head coach” … and thinks the team of KD, Nash, assistant Jacque Vaughn and himself as being head coaches by committee.
KD agreed … saying “It’s a collaborative effort.”