All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving was formally introduced by the Boston Celtics on Friday morning and didn't waste any time getting off on the right foot with the organization.
During the press conference, Irving revealed that he has asked general manager Danny Ainge if he could view some of the VHS tapes from the Celtics' championship teams back in the 1980s.
"I asked Danny [Ainge] if I could get a few of his VHS tapes from those title runs." -Kyrie Irving on joining @celtics…
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The 25-year-old has set the tone for what he wants to accomplish with the Celtics with the eyes toward the winning an NBA title. It is also a prime opportunity for him to step in and become the face of the franchise while leading the team to that lofty goal with their revamped roster.
Prior to the move, Boston had established themselves as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference as a potential challenger to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The addition of Irving along with All-Star forward Gordon Hayward has the potential to finally dethrone the Cavaliers as the standard bearers in the conference that may very well pave the way to a few NBA Finals appearances.
In fact, the Celtics have the potential to build something special over the next several years behind their young and talented roster.