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Kyrie Irving says that unlike Cleveland, Boston is a "real" sports city

Kyrie Irving says that unlike Cleveland, Boston is a

"It's fast-paced. A lot of different cultures, food, and people. A great city, fans behind the teams 100 percent, so I'm happy to be here".

While Cleveland has not had the success Boston has had across all major sports, it still has three major sports teams, and the only one of the major leagues not represented is the NHL. Coming from Cleveland, the Midwest, where the culture is different. He was comparing Boston - his new home - with Cleveland as if to say the former was "real" and "live" and where the Cavs play isn't those things. An ongoing, thriving city.

Indiana Pacers legend Reggie Miller said he, along with former National Basketball Association stars Chris Webber and Nate Robinson, informed Kyrie Irving of his trade to the Boston Celtics while they filmed the Uncle Drew movie.

"You would go to Cleveland, and it would be at nighttime, and things would be going on, but you just see a vast difference".

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Earlier this week, former Cavaliers player Kyrie Irving threw some shade at the city he called home for almost six years, saying to a group of reporters of reporters "Boston, I'm driving in and (thinking), 'I'm really playing in a real, live sports city?'". But, Irving seems to prefer the hustle and bustle of his new city much more. "But we know in Cleveland, we got a great sports town in Cleveland".

If he wasn't before, Kyrie Irving is bound to be booed now.

In a game with layers of storylines, Irving's greeting by the Cavs crowd will be the first must-watch event in the season opener.


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