Real recognize real.
Bradley showed Irving some love through a Twitter Q-and-A as part of his introduction to the Detroit Pistons.
Irving and Bradley have both spent their entire careers in the Eastern Conference, so they're intimately familiar with one another. They have also faced one another twice in the playoffs, with the most recent meeting taking place in May.
Irving averaged 25.8 points on 62.2 percent shooting from the field and 50 percent from deep in Cleveland's 4-1 series win over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.