Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving hit the biggest shot in Cleveland Cavaliers history, but says he happy to be playing in the “real live sports city” of Boston. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Boston Celtics’ point guard Kyrie Irving continues to burn the bridges of his former city. The latest remark essentially regards Cleveland as a second-hand sports city.

There is one thing that cannot be denied: Irving is embracing the city he currently plays in. Sure, he hit the biggest shot in Cleveland Cavliers’ history but the city of Boston has a rich sports background. Between the Celtics themselves, the Red Sox capturing two rings in the past decade, and the current New England Patriots dynasty there are certainly some prominent histories.

Irving has not stepped back when discussing how he values being in Boston compared to Cleveland. He previously said he values happiness over money and wants to ditch his current persona as an isolation scorer, one he was saddled with on the Cavaliers.

Needless to say, Cleveland sports fans are not thrilled with Irving’s comments. This continues to add fuel to the fire leading up to the opening night when the Celtics and Cavaliers face off.


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