But in a Twitter statement Wednesday night, Irving pointed the finger at PND -- claiming it was his fault for posting a pic of him and Kehlani in bed before the world knew she had broken up with Kyrie.
"I do not justify the picture or what dude did to try and spark all of this non sense that could have been avoided," Irving wrote.
"Me and Kehlani were not dating when the picture came out."
Irving added, "Nothing but love and compassion over this way for her and her family. My only focus the Game I love to play every night."