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On Friday, James liked a photoshopped image of Irving in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform on Instagram:
Also of note, James and Irving were spotted hanging out together in L.A. last weekend, according to ESPN’s Jordan Schultz.
James and Irving previously spent three seasons together as teammates with the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2014 to 2017, making three consecutive NBA Finals appearances and capturing the franchise’s first-ever championship in 2016. It was James’ block and Irving’s title-winning shot in Game 7 that will forever be a part of Cleveland lore.
However, their time as teammates came to an end when Irving forced a trade during the summer of 2017 as he reportedly no longer wanted to play