Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Kyrie Irving hails Boston as a 'real, live sports city'

Kyrie Irving hails Boston as a 'real, live sports 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 in terms of what the Midwest is - Cleveland - and what Boston is".

It's apparent Irving experienced a falling out with James, even if he won't explicitly say it. Irving says he didn't consult James about leaving Cleveland and hasn't spoken to him since the trade.

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving will be playing the first game of his career with a franchise other than the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 17.

The All-Star point guard grew up in New Jersey, and is excited to be living on the East Coast again. And then you move to the East Coast - into Boston - and it's so real [and] alive.

Therefore, the two cities couldn't be more different in his mind.

Kyrie Irving plays for the Boston Celtics now, and based on an interview he recently gave to the Boston Globe, he's come to realize something that a lot of young people who leave the midwest have: that big cities are fun to live in.

Now he's dissing Cleveland, the city, which.

After helping the Celtics to a 108-100 preseason victory over the Charlotte Hornets with 16 points and 10 assists in 27 minutes on Wednesday night, Irving told the NBA Countdown crew that the biggest difference between his old team and his new team is how much the Celtics pass the ball. Shortly after his trade was finalized, he posted a heartfelt thank you note to the city of Cleveland on his Instagram. "It will Always be Love and respect Cleveland".

But this is the first time Irving has taken a swipe towards Cleveland.

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