Cleveland Cavaliers Trade Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics
Ask and you shall receive.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded star point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for guard Isaiah Thomas, small forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic, and a 2018 first-round pick, which the Celtics will be getting from the Brooklyn Nets from a previous trade.
The trade officially ends the relationship between Irving and James, which lasted three seasons, and, in 2016, ended with the two stars bringing Cleveland its first championship. From the outside, the relationship seemed like it was strong, but apparently that wasn’t the case. In July, Irving asked ownership to trade him, a request that got leaked to the media soon after.
Things became more dicey when, earlier this month, a video of Irving laughing as Golden State Warriors rival Stephen Curry was seen mocking James.
It was clear that the Cavs couldn’t start the season with Irving on the team. Irving hasn’t publicly talked about the trade, but LeBron sent out a farewell on his Twitter page:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 23, 2017
LeBron has good reason to be positive; most people think that this was a fleece for the Cavs.
The Cavs just traded Kyrie for a guy who played better than Kyrie last year, Crowder and a 1st rounder. LeBron might be the GOAT GM too.
— Joe Praino (@FixYourLife) August 23, 2017