Celtics Blog – Boston Duck ToursThe Celtics have high hopes for their future with their acquisition of NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving has been a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers for the past 6 seasons, but now he will be turning in the blue and yellow for the white and green, as he will now be a member of the Boston Celtics. This came as a shock to many fans and analysts around the NBA. As a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving and fellow teammate LeBron James made the NBA Finals in three consecutive years, and many around the league suggested that it was a forgone conclusion that a fourth trip to the NBA Finals was imminent. This is why the trade request from Kyrie Irving was such a shocking revelation. People have claimed that Kyrie was tired of being the Robin to LeBron’s Batman in Cleveland. Irving believes that he is better than just a sidekick on a championship team.
The star point guard believes he is capable of leading a team to the championship, and with his trade to the Celtics, he will have the opportunity to do just that. The new look Celtics will now feature a roster with only four returning players from the 2016-2017 team that made it to the Eastern Conference Finals. Al Horford, Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart will be the only same faces we will see in a Celtics uniform this season. This should make for a very interesting season for head coach Brad Stevens, who is well-respected around the league as one of the best young coaches in the NBA.
Although this was seen as a great move by many around the league, bringing Kyrie Irving to Boston did not come without a cost. Fan favorites Isaiah Thomas, and Jae Crowder were sent to Cleveland to complete the trade for Irving. This angered many Celtics fans, stating that the Front Office acted unemotionally toward Jae Crowder, and especially Isaiah Thomas after all of his contributions to the Celtics organization and the city of Boston. At the end of the day people need to understand that this is a business, and winning is the ultimate goal. If the Celtics end up winning a championship and ride through the streets of Beantown on the “World Famous Boston DUKW Boats,” I don’t think many people will be complaining then. The Celtics have always been known as a winning organization, and it is time to get back to those ways, regardless of the cost.
Welcome to Boston Kyrie!