Celtics guard Kyrie Irving says he called his former teammate LeBron James and apologized.  The 26-year-old now sees what the best basketball player in the world was trying to do back in Cleveland.

It’s way too late to realize that now.  The knowledge will help Kyrie going forward as he deals with young players on the Celtics roster, but you can bet LeBron is wishing Kyrie had learned the lesson a few years ago.

The Celtics have underachieved for much of the season and need to get some issues smoothed over if they’re expecting to make a deep playoff run.

It took Kyrie several years to figure out what LeBron was trying to do.  How long with it take the young Celtics team?