Celtics’ Kyrie Irving doesn’t want to start over anywhere else again because ‘moving is sh***y’
All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving doubled down on his desire to stay with the Boston Celtics Thursday and did so again on Friday morning in front of the media, putting an end to rumors of a potential departure to the New York Knicks.
Asked why he decided to stay put, Irving’s argument was rather simple.
“I don’t want to start over (anyplace else) again,” said Irving, according to Scott Souza of Gatehouse Media. “…Moving is sh***y.”
Irving thanked the Celtics for getting him out of Cleveland and would later expand on the factors that made his decision to remain with his new franchise.
“You can’t help but think about the future,” said Irving. “You have guys here who are special already, and have the opportunity to get better. That’s something that I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to help them with along their careers.”
Irving’s decision was surely a matter of making rumors evaporate for good, as well as giving the organization the vote of confidence they displayed this summer after they extended a contract extension this summer — one he turned down due to the vast difference in millions he could make re-signing as a free agent next summer.
“I know I made a lot of guys comfortable. Management, coaching staff,” said Irving. “They don’t have to worry about recruiting me the whole season, and telling me how great it is to be a Celtic, and be here. I kind of came around to that myself.
Irving will serve as the building block for this new era of Celtics basketball, but knowing president Danny Ainge, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him make a major move to pair Irving with yet another star to repay his commitment to the team.