Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has plenty of options when it comes to where he plays next season, but one move will make him one of the most hated athletes in Boston.
Irving also has plenty of opportunities to stoke the fire and make sure that Celtics fans look back on these last 2 years as the biggest blunder in history.
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There is one move that Irving could possibly make that would make him one of the most hated athletes in Boston sports. Kyrie could go to LA, and join his buddy LeBron James on the Lakers.
Lately there have been a lot of connections between the Lakers and Kyrie. The move seems more and more likely by the day.
The city of Boston will go crazy if that happens.
It may not be the fierce rivalry that it once was, but the LA Lakers will always be the Celtics fiercest rival. The move would be similar to Johnny Damon going to the New York Yankees.
The difference is that Irving was supposed to be the face of the Celtics. He was the foundation that the team would be built upon.
To make things even worse, Irving would be going back to his buddy LeBron. The guy he was so sick of he wanted to be traded.
During the season a phone call between Irving and James took place where Irving apologized because he realized how tough it was to be a leader. Kyrie returning to LeBron would complete the story that sounds like it is straight out of a movie.
Basically Kyrie Irving is every kid who is angry and runs away from their parents and after a few hours realizes that was a dumb idea and comes home. Irving realized that he can’t win a championship and is whimpering back to James.
There is still hope for Kyrie in Boston. He did say before the season started that he wanted to stay in Boston, but that statement seems like it happened ages ago. A lot has changed since then.
So Kyrie Irving has some choices to make. Does he want to give the Celtics another shot and try to win a championship with the team that let him be a leader or does he want to take the eas7y way and become one of the most hated athletes in Boston?