Kyrie Irving spoke out today after the trade sending him from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Boston Celtics was finalized. The rational for Irving wanting to have a new home was for the “happiness” and ability to “maximize potential.”
Irving said the following:
“When you get to that point, and you understand that the best intentions for you – and, ultimately, to being your truth – and find out what you really want to do in your life and how you want to accomplish it – that moment comes, and you take full advantage of it. And there are no other ulterior reasons other than being happy and wanting to be somewhere where you feel like it’s an environment that’s conducive for you maximizing your potential as a human being and as a player perfecting their craft. I put a lot of hours in and a lot of work into just trying to accomplish things that I have dreamt of as a kid.”
This will be the first time Kyrie has to lead a title contender as the face of the franchise. Time will tell if he thrives.