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You've probably heard the report by now: There's apparently a "growing belief of uncertainty" Kyrie Irving will re-sign with the Boston Celtics this summer.

But Irving promised to do just that before the 2018-19 season even began. So, how does his boss feel about this potential change of heart?

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge addressed the Irving report Thursday morning on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher & Rich" radio show.

I talk to Kyrie all the time. My feelings have not changed. I feel like Kyrie likes it in Boston, but I certainly can’t talk about Kyrie’s impending free agency. That’s taboo, and we won’t know anything until July for certain. But I'm optimistic.

Another report suggests Irving is "genuinely interested" in reuniting with LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers, a fire James himself stoked by serenading his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate on Instagram.

Ainge insisted he hadn't seen the video -- "I have no idea what you're talking about" -- but in a broader point explained the process of convincing Irving to stay with the Celtics is ongoing.

We need to sell free-agents-to-be that are out there, potential free agents, our own players that this is a place they want to be on a regular basis. Of course we want to keep Kyrie, and time will tell.

 

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