Kyrie Irving returns to Boston to face Celtics on Nov. 27
Brooklyn Nets All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving makes his first return to Boston on Nov. 27 to face the Celtics.
Irving played the past two seasons with the Celtics. Kyrie signed a four-year deal with the Nets in free agency this summer.
Sources: Notable superstar return games on 2019-20 NBA schedule:
Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard at Toronto: Dec. 11
Lakers‘ Anthony Davis at New Orleans: Nov. 27
Nets‘ Kyrie Irving at Boston: Nov. 27
Rockets’ Russell Westbrook at Oklahoma City: Jan. 9.
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Kyrie Irving figures to get booed by Celtics fans. He told Boston fans he was planning to re-sign with the Celtics before the 2018-19 season started.
The Nets are the team Irving grew up rooting for. Irving grew up in New Jersey. The Nets signed Irving, Kevin Durant, DeAndre Jordan, Garrett Temple and Wilson Chandler this summer.
The Celtics replaced Irving with three-time All-Star Kemba Walker.
The 2018-19 Celtics were supposed to win the Eastern Conference. Boston, though, was a dysfunctional team on the court and never lived up to expectations. Irving got a lot of the blame from the media and fans. The team lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 2019 playoffs in five games.
Nets fans are excited about Irving’s arrival. Even though Durant is most likely going to miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles tear, the Nets should still be a top-three team in the East with Irving, Jordan, Jarrett Allen, Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert leading the charge.