Over the weekend, a report surfaced that Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard Kyrie Irving does not like teammate Dion Waiters.
On Monday, Irving denied that there was any sort of rift.
“Honestly, off the court and on the court, we’re the best of friends,” Irving told Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. “So when we come on the court, we’re just going to play basketball like we’ve been doing the past few games and our focus is on winning right now.”
“On behalf of [Irving], myself, I just think we’ve been in so much media this year, and it’s not fair to either of us.
“I just think, man, throughout this whole year with us two not liking each other, it’s total BS. We’ve been friends before we even made the NBA, before any of this. I just think y’all saying we don’t like playing with one another.”
Irving, Waiters and the Cavaliers aspired to make the postseason this year, but the Cavaliers are just 31-47 and trail the Atlanta Hawks by four games (and five in the loss column) for the eighth and final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference.