With only days left before the start of the regular season, Kyrie Irving is still soaking in his new home after going an undefeated 4-0 as a member of the Boston Celtics. Looking at the championship banners - the biggest difference is literally that I just moved.
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. According to Gary Washubrn of the Boston Globe, Irving sees Boston as a much more lively and active city than Cleveland.
Irving faces the Cavaliers in the season opener. "Being the head of pushing the pace and having a steady pace, I'm getting excited getting these guys open looks and being able to push in transition, do the things that I'm able to do at a very high level".
But the 25-year-old, who grew up in West Orange, N.J., said he's glad to be back on the East Coast and somewhere that's not as mundane as his old stomping ground. I was talking to my best friend the other day: It's a really major city. "You get it all, especially in Boston", Irving said. Coming from Cleveland, the Midwest, where the culture is different. Consistently. No matter what hour throughout the night. But he seemed to be anticipating a greater sports culture when he said, "Boston, I'm driving in and (thinking), 'I'm really playing in a real, live sports city". Irving would go on to talk about the differences in culture and food and people - obvious facts.