In a surprisingly tight Olympic match-up, the U.S. men’s basketball team needed a clutch Kyrie Irving three-pointer to earn a win over Australia on Wednesday.
Irving’s game-sealing shot immediately drew comparisons to the one he hit not too long ago in Game 7 of the NBA Finals to secure the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first NBA championship over the Golden State Warriors.
Kyrie. Is. Clutch.https://t.co/ACuhfY7moH
— Complex Sports (@Complex_Sports) August 10, 2016
Apparently, for Irving’s Team USA teammate and Warrior Draymond Green, the shots were too close for comfort.
While praising Irving on his Snapchat, Green admitted that the point-guard’s performance immediately brought back bad memories.
Green also referred to Irving as his son, which seems like not something you would call someone who stepped up in crunch time to deny your team an NBA championship on your home floor.