Words by Jason Cordner
Behind a season-high 35 points by Kyrie Irving — including 12 in the fourth quarter — the Celtics won their ninth straight game with a 110-107 victory over the Hawks on Monday.
Meanwhile, somewhere in Cleveland, LeBron James took to social media ironically, right after the Celtics won to post an interesting picture.
— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) November 7, 2017
LeBron’s posts always raise eyebrows, but this one was particularly curious as it came soon after the Celtics sealed their 110-107 win over the Hawks in Atlanta. He also apparently liked a post from House of Highlights on Instagram showing a clip from Kyrie Irving’s 35-point performance in the Celtics’ win, their ninth straight.
The Cavs, meanwhile, have struggled mightily since winning the season opener over the C’s, sitting at 4-6 on the season. LeBron is having his typical season, averaging 28.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 9.1 assists per game, but his team is last in the NBA in defensive efficiency (111.7) while the Celtics are first with 95.9.
It’s unclear exactly what LeBron is so upset about, but it almost certainly has something to do with Irving’s success in Boston. However, he may have himself to blame for his ex-teammate’s desire to leave Cleveland in the first place.