Kyrie Irving Predicted LeBron James' Triple-Double, 'Won' His Jersey as Prize

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 27, 2016

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There was a time when predicting a LeBron James triple-double wasn't overly challenging because he was seemingly doing it every other night.

This season has been a bit different for the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar, however. Entering Saturday's game against the New York Knicks, he had recorded only two triple-doubles, with his most recent one coming Monday.

Even though the odds may not have been great, James' teammate Kyrie Irving had a good feeling ahead of Saturday's game, which Irving sat out. So good, in fact, that he predicted the four-time NBA MVP would go off for a triple-double.

Let's take a look at James' numbers in a 107-93 victory over the Knicks:

Did Irving call that or what?

That kind of prediction is worthy of a prize—and the Cavaliers point guard made sure he got one. A game-worn jersey isn't a bad reward for having faith in a teammate.