Will Kyrie Irving snub the New York Knicks?
Everyone knows that Boston Celtics star point guard Kyrie Irving could opt out of his contract next summer if he wants to leave for another team.
One of the teams that people believe Irving could end up with is the New York Knicks.
One problem is that is sounds like Irving wouldn’t mind having his number 11 hanging in Boston rafters one day. In order for that to happen, he’ll have to stick around.
“There are times where I think about having No. 11 in the [Boston] rafters hopefully one day. Thtat’s the dream, said Kyrie, via B/R.
Of course Irving could decide still decide to leave Boston. But if he’s going to have a chance at leading the Celtics to an NBA title, this season will be his best chance with LeBron James no longer in the east.
Yes, I know, the Celtics will still need to deal with the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers or Houston Rockets in the finals. But Irving has made it clear that he believes they can beat the Warriors in a seven game series.
“Can we beat Golden State in a seven-game series? Yes,” Irving told ESPN.
“What we’re establishing here, not just for this season, but for hopefully for the next few years, [is] something that’s pretty special.
“I’m accepting it’s going to be a constant story.
”It’s a point in my professional career where it is a big-time decision.
“I’ve been away from Cleveland officially for a year now, and I’m finally getting acclimated in Boston.”
In order for that to happen, Irving will need to stay healthy along with Gordon Heyward and Boston’s other stars.
For now, Knicks fans can only hope and pray that Irving will leave the Celtics to play for the Knicks.
You know all the talk about Kyrie Irving as one of the elite free agents available next summer? Not so fast. Here's what he told me: "Even if I ever try to think about that thought of going elsewhere, it would be like 'what are you thinking? We're pretty f-ing good here." pic.twitter.com/QEM4XMDvWM
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) September 26, 2018
On Wednesday Irving made it clear that he loves playing in Boston.
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