Kyrie Irving spent much of the summer in a passive aggressive war with LeBron James, in an attempt to escape from the Cavs, and now that he’s out the door he’s taking shots at Cleveland , while praising Boston.
In an interview with the Charlotte Observer, Irving said:
“It’s a really major city. Coming from Cleveland, the Midwest, where the culture is different. And then you move to the East Coast — into Boston — and it’s so real [and] alive. An ongoing, thriving city. Consistently. No matter what hour throughout the night.”
“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. Boston, I’m driving in and [thinking], ‘I’m really playing in a real, live sports city?’ And a great city.”
Irving makes his return to Cleveland to open the NBA season on Tuesday, and this should earn him some extra real, live boos. Not that he cares.
Whoever says there’s no drama in the NBA regular season should tune in on Tuesday.