Kyrie seems happy with his new surroundings.
The Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA season opener next Tuesday, October 17th hardly needs any more intrigue, but if you weren't quite sold on it yet, recent comments made by Kyrie Irving might add a little fuel to the fire.
Kyrie was recently compared between Boston and Cleveland, saying he sees "a vast difference" between the two cities. In fact, he described Boston as "a real, live sports city," which some Cleveland fans will certainly take issue with.
“Boston, I’m driving in and (thinking), ‘I’m really playing in a real, live sports city?’” Irving said, according to The Charlotte Observer.
“It’s exciting to be back on the East Coast,” said Irving, a New Jersey native. “It’s fast-paced. A lot of different cultures, food and people. You get it all, especially in Boston. You would go to Cleveland, and it would be at nighttime, and things would be going on, but you just see a vast difference.”
Kyrie and his new Celtics teammates will visit the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland less than one week from now, but he insists he isn't anxious at all, "It's just hoops," he told the Charlotte Observer.
Check out some of the reactions to his comments about Boston and Cleveland below.
Wasn't sure how Cleveland's crowd would react to Kyrie on Tuesday...I think I know now. #GoCavs— DJ Steph Floss (@djstephfloss) October 12, 2017
Kyrie Irving went on to say... pic.twitter.com/iYmPfy7skO— McNeil (@Reflog_18) October 12, 2017
I’d think Kyrie would have gotten a standing ovation next Tuesday if you’d asked three weeks ago. Not it’ll be interesting.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) October 12, 2017
So Kyrie Irving thinks Cleveland is not a "real, live sports city." If you don't boo this man next week, give up your fan card. #Cavs— Glenn Moore (@GlennMooreCLE) October 12, 2017
Kyrie Irving: "I'm excited to play in a real sports city in Boston."— 12up (@12upSport) October 12, 2017
Also Kyrie Irving: "My old team didn't pass well, which was my job."
Kyrie Irving is being more of a prick to Cleveland after the trade than LeBron did during the Decision— Colin Spicer (@spicedevilz) October 12, 2017
Kyrie Irving didn’t have a problem with Cleveland as a sports city. He had a problem with it being LeBron’s sports city.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) October 12, 2017
After the ball movement comments the Kyrie “Thank You” video next week should just be him clanging ISOs— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) October 12, 2017