Kyrie was almost a Knick.
Kyrie Irving leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers set off a chain of events that ultimately led to LeBron James heading to the Lakers. If Irving stayed in Cleveland, there is a grand possibility that he and James could have won more championships and recruited more talent. Injuries aside, Irving has been balling out in Boston as a Celtic. The talented guard wasn't always committed to heading to Boston though.
Irving recently spoke with New York Daily News, and revealed that he strongly considered playing for the Knicks when he left Cleveland. “Every team was under consideration but obviously New York held a special place for me,” stated Irving. “Just being from Jersey and obviously envisioning myself as a free agent and ultimately taking a meeting and playing for (Knicks coach David Fizdale) and a great young core that they have here. Thinking about playing with (Kristaps Porzingis). That was a big thing before I made my decision just to plan on re-signing back with Boston. But yeah, of course, New York was a strong consideration.”
The Boston Celtics may be the most dangerous team in the Eastern Conference, and it appears that they and the Philadelphia 76ers will battle for the top spot.