After the trade to the Celtics has finally been completed, Kyrie Irving posted a goodbye to Cleveland on Instagram and with a pair of videos.
Said Irving about leaving the Cavaliers: "...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."
Here's his Instagram posts and videos:
"My special thank you to Cleveland" *Link in Bio. My love extends way beyond the court I have for Cleveland and it will always be a place thats special because of the great people and experiences. The Ups and downs, we stand and fight no matter what the circumstances are, and that's what being in Cleveland embodies, it is all Love and a whole lotta pride. To the incredible individuals I've met who support the Cleveland organization and help allow us as Players to feel a special bond to the State/City and shared countless moments with, keep being YOU and know that my appreciation is eternal. Thank you From my whole being for being there as I was a 19 year old kid coming into the league, to now where I start another step in the journey as a 25 year old Evolving man. It will Always be Love and respect Cleveland. "The journey is always the Reward" #KyrieWick
Kyrie Irving thanks Cleveland! Part 1 pic.twitter.com/E89xxz8E2Y— Cavs Sports Talk 🏀 (@CavsSportsTalk) August 31, 2017
Part 2 pic.twitter.com/FMDK2v02qy— Cavs Sports Talk 🏀 (@CavsSportsTalk) August 31, 2017