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Kyrie Irving on Lebron James: "I watched Beethoven tonight"

Kyrie Irving gave LeBron James love for his masterful Finals performance

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LeBron James put together three of the best consecutive games of his career in the NBA Finals, and Kyrie Irving took notice.

This, via The Score:

"I'm very thankful that I have a guy like that that's leading our team that I can continue to learn from. And when my time does come of being able to lead a franchise and see the landscape of how it's supposed to be composed, I watched Beethoven tonight right now of LeBron James compose a game," Irving said of James. "He had a freakin' triple-double in Game 7 of an NBA Finals game."

Irving is right. I'm sure there's going to be plenty of words written about LeBron's greatness moving forward, so I won't harp too much on it, but it's great to see Kyrie embrace James like this. Kyrie had plenty of adjustments to make upon James' arrival. He had the ball taken out of his hands, he had to endure frankly insulting questions about whether heviewed LeBron as a father figure and dealt with a very public negative perception about his style of play.

Everything's been validated for this Cavaliers team. LeBron helped take Kyrie to a title, and Irving seems to understand how incredible that is.