Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving hasn't truly taken shots at LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the media, but on Wednesday, he ensured that Cleveland will boo him mercilessly in his return on Tuesday. Then Wednesday, he threw the whole city of Cleveland under the bus by saying he is excited to play in a "real, live sports city" that is Boston. "I'm becoming very well acclimated to what is going on; our schedule and how it best fits for me to be the best I can be", Irving told reporters prior to the Celtics' shootaround.
Cavaliers coach Tyron Lue has said that, because of James' injury, it remains unclear if he can participate in the team's opening game for the 2017-2018 National Basketball Association season, where they will be going against the Boston Celtics, which will feature former Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, who was traded to his new team only last month. "I'll have enough off days to figure out the city".
Kyrie Irving is on the verge of making his regular season debut with the Boston Celtics.
"It's a really major city".
"It's a challenge when you've got a new team and you want to incorporate stuff.You want to see what works". Coming from Cleveland, the Midwest, where the culture is different. An ongoing, thriving city.
"You would go to Cleveland, and it would be at nighttime, and things would be going on, but you just see a vast difference", Irving said to the Charlotte Observer. But he seemed to be anticipating a greater sports culture when he said, "Boston, I'm driving in and (thinking), 'I'm really playing in a real, live sports city".