LeBron James, Kyrie Irving Shake Hands After Cavs Defeat Celtics

Zac Wassink@https://twitter.com/ZacWassinkFeatured ColumnistOctober 17, 2017

A pair of famous former teammates came together after the Cleveland Cavaliers opened the 2017-18 season with a 102-99 victory over the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night. 

Boston point guard Kyrie Irving, who the Cavs traded to the Celtics during the summer, missed a three-pointer that would've tied the game as time expired.

Cleveland superstar LeBron James, who defended Irving on the final shot, reached out to the 25-year-old after the horn sounded, and the two engaged in a handshake familiar to fans used to watching both men play home games at the Q. 

Other members of the Cavs also hugged Irving following the contest.