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LeBron James lauds Kyrie Irving: 'What a ride it was'

LeBron James lauds Kyrie Irving: 'What a ride it was'

LeBron James has responded to the blockbuster that has shaken up the complexion of the Eastern Conference.

The Boston Celtics acquired Kyrie Ivring in a trade that sent Isaiah Thomas, Ante Zizic and the 2018 Brooklyn draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

After the blockbuster on Tuedsay night, James retweeted a video of a fan leaving a sign on Irving's jersey that said, "THANK U SO MUCH."

James also added a comment: "That's the only way to be to the kid! Special talent/guy! Nothing but respect and what a ride it was our 3 years together Young Gode #Filayy,"

Tensions between James and Irving appeared to be escalating over the summer. Irving wanted out of Cleveland so he could take on a larger role away from James, according to ESPN.com. Then reports surfaced that James leaked Irving's trade rumors. Irving also unfollowed James on Instagram.

And yet LeBron appears to be extending an olive branch now that Irving has left the building.

Reports: Knicks trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder for two players and a pick

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Reports: Knicks trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder for two players and a pick

The New York Knicks have traded Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second-round draft pick, according to multiple reports.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN was first with the news of the deal.

The Thunder add Anthony, 33, and Paul George, acquired in a trade this summer with the Indiana Pacers,  to a perennial Western Conference playoff team led by last season's NBA MVP Russell Westbrook.

The pick going to New York is a 2018 second-rounder via the Chicago Bulls. Anthony waived his no-trade clause to agree to deal, after being convinced to do so by Westbrook and George, Wojnarowski reports. 

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