Kyrie Irving Excited to Play in a 'Real, Live Sports City'

Ross Houston
October 14, 2017

After just three weeks, Kyrie Irving has made it clear he prefers Boston over Cleveland as a city.

Irving will get to see Cleveland in person one time this season when the Celtics face off with the Cavaliers to start the season October 17.

The All-Star point guard grew up in New Jersey, and is excited to be living on the East Coast again.

"A lot of different cultures, food and people".

After landing in Boston - his third team in his first five seasons in the league - many thought Boston GM Danny Ainge would build around the 5'9 dynamo, especially after his playoff performances while he was suffering both physically and mentally from a host of issues.

But as an interview with the Boston Globe attests, he had as little love for the city of Cleveland as he did the Cavs. "I'll have enough off days to figure out the city". And then you move to the East Coast - into Boston - and it's so real [and] alive. An ongoing, thriving city.

Irving sees a "vast difference" between life in Boston and Cleveland, where he spent the first six years of his National Basketball Association career.

It's important to note that it's very possible that Irving's words are coming off harsher than intended. "If you're Cleveland and the way they were left, you read it one way".

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If he wasn't before, Kyrie Irving is bound to be booed now.

Coincidentally, Irving's shade came at a time when Clevelanders filled Progressive Field to cheer on on the Indians against the Yankees in Game 5 of the ALDS on Wednesday. Based on these comments, the decibels of boos might increase.

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