Kyrie Irving touts Boston as 'real, live sports city'

Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving reacts during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Friday Oct. 6 2017 in Philadelphia. The Celtics won 110-102

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Irving, of course, cemented Cleveland's first professional sports title in 52 years by hitting a game-winning 3-pointer with 53 seconds left in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals.

"It's exciting to be back on the East Coast", he said. The one from which he demanded a trade and then ended up in a place he calls "a real, live sports city".

Kyrie Irving is on the verge of making his regular season debut with the Boston Celtics.

Irving sees a "vast difference" between life in Boston and Cleveland, where he spent the first six years of his National Basketball Association career. You get it all, especially in Boston.

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Irving played his high school ball in New Jersey, before departing for a single season to play collegiately at Duke in North Carolina. Irving would go on to talk about the differences in culture and food and people - obvious facts.

Boston is a city that is rich with insane sports history as the Celtics have a slew of Banners in the rafters, the Patriots have ridiculous amount of banners, and the Red Sox have three World Series titles since breaking the curse of the Bambino.

"You see (the championship banners) just walking into our practice facility now".

Prior to the preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets, Irving spoke with reporters and detailed the differences between the city of Cleveland and Boston, all while taking a few subtle shots at the city that raised him during his first six years in the league. That has been there for awhile. "I left one incredible legacy (in Cleveland), and now I moved to Boston".

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