Kyrie Irving Getting Traded To The Celtics Shocked Players Around The NBA

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Kyrie Irving trade rumors have dominated the NBA landscape for weeks but, on Tuesday evening, the point of no return apparently arrived for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Finally, the team elected to pull the trigger on a deal that would send Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and an unprotected 2018 first-round pick previously acquired from the Brooklyn Nets.

As you may expect, the reaction of the basketball world was swift and, at times, highly amusing. There was general bewilderment that comes along with a deal of this magnitude, especially from NBA players.

There was also the realization that the Cavaliers appear to be picking up a similar (albeit much shorter and older) player at the point guard spot.

Then, there was plenty of surprise in seeing Celtics GM Danny Ainge (finally) pull the trigger, and potentially overpaying, in a trade of any kind given what had transpired previously this summer.

Comedy also flowed, including the realization that this could be LeBron James’ last ride in Cleveland and he is now fully reliant on Isaiah Thomas.

Oh, and the season opener for 2017-2018? It is the Celtics against the Cavaliers and TNT is very excited about that possibility.

Get your popcorn ready.