Steph Curry might have wanted to give nothing but laughs when he pulled out his best impression of his NBA foe LeBron James. But he might have stirred the pot between James and his teammate Kyrie Irving.
Curry was spotted reenacting one of James' workout videos from earlier this summer at the wedding for Harrison Barnes a couple of days ago. In the clip that has now officially made it to the viral status, Curry winds up his fist and puts forth a mean fist pumping move as Irving is spotted egging him on and smiling. He then pretends to pump iron while his audience encourages him to continue. When he's finished, it's none other than Irving who pats him on the back indicating a job well done.
Check out a mashup of the two videos below.
For those who haven't really been following the NBA off-season, this probably doesn't seem like a big deal. But for the fans that have, it's pretty hilarious considering Irving and James are in an alleged battle right now. Of course Curry mocking James is nothing new but Irving getting in on it is certainly timely.
It was reported earlier this month that Irving had issues with James and no longer wanted to play alongside him on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Insiders told ESPN that Irving wanted to be more of the focus on a team instead of playing in the shadow of James. Word is he has already considered other teams such as the Chicago Bulls (before they traded Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves).
While Irving's agent didn't confirm or shut down the speculation of Irving's possible team switch, he did speak to ESPN about a meeting with "Cavs leadership."
"We discussed many different scenarios in reference to Kyrie and his future with the team. The basis of those discussions and what went on in those discussions are between the Cavs and us. We are respectfully going to keep those private."
Meanwhile, James has denied any issues between him and Irving. See that here.