Kyrie Irving’s future has been subject to some discussion in the last few weeks, especially after Kyrie’s call to LeBron, wherein he apologised to him for his behaviour during their Cleveland days.
Furthermore, Kyrie also went onto say in an interview that he did not owe anyone ‘s**t’, whilst addressing how he had earlier confirmed that he would be extending his stay in Boston.
Reports have been doing the rounds that Kyrie could infact embrace free agency next season and maybe tempted to rejoining forces with LeBron.
The duo shared an impressive chemistry on court and Kyrie could be part of a big 3 comprising of himself, LeBron and Anthony Davis.
Kyrie Irving when guarded by Brandon Ingram: 2-for-7 with 2 turnovers
LeBron: “His defense throughout the night on Kyrie and a lot of those guys was exceptional.”
Luke Walton: “His defensive effort on Kyrie — who’s nearly impossible to guard — all game long was incredible.” pic.twitter.com/SsyUZ3SBLV
— Joey Ramirez (@JoeyARamirez) February 8, 2019
Danny Ainge on @toucherandrich expresses confidence that Kyrie Irving still plans to re-sign this summer. Compares it to an engagement before wedding.
“We can’t make those vows … until July 1. … We still have a date.”
Said they’ve had good talks since his New York chatter.
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) February 8, 2019
If not for the Lakers, Kyrie could end up in New York, a place which holds more meaning to Kyrie, as he grew up in New Jersey.
Reports suggest that the Knicks have space for two superstars in their team and could be on course to securing the services of Kyrie and Kevin Durant.
However, Danny Ainge has shut down all the Kyrie Irving rumors, by confirming that Kyrie would be committing his future to the franchise on July 1st.
Ainge came up with a brilliant ‘marriage’ analogy to prove his point, saying that currently the Celtics and Kyrie were engaged and the engagement was going to turn into a marriage come 1st July.
“The way I viewed the situation is that I think a lot of people, because of Kyrie’s announcement at the beginning of the year, you know, thought that there was a marriage,” Ainge said.
“And I think that it’s more like an engagement. And we’re going to get married on July 1. And I think that that engagement is still on, as far as I know in my individual conversations with Kyrie, we’re still engaged.
“But we really can’t make those vows, sign that contract until July 1. We do have to wait until July 1 to finish any deal.” he added.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) February 8, 2019
Now, Boston Celtics seem pretty confident about re-signing Kyrie Irving, as some sort of a deal would already be on the table.
However, if some other team in the league, especially the Lakers or Knicks are able to offer Kyrie something better, things could take a different course post July 1st.
Do you think Kyrie Irving will re-sign with the Celtics or will he find interest elsewhere in the league and ditch the Boston franchise next season? His decision could have a bearing on a lot of moves prior to next season.