Kyrie Irving wanted out of Cleveland and the Boston Celtics have been waiting in the shadows for years just squatting on those Brooklyn Nets first round picks waiting to flip assets for a superstar. Today, everything has come together in the perfect storm.
Jimmy Butler, nope. Paul George, nope. Kyrie Irving, Let’s GOooOOo. Danny Ainge is out here adding to the most exciting offseason in NBA history, as I assume every NBA GM is being forced to make headlines this summer.
But there are clear winners and losers in every single trade and here are the winners and losers of this blockbuster Kyrie Irving/Isaiah Thomas deal:
1. Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving is clearly the biggest winner in this trade, right? This is literally exactly what Irving wanted. He gets to leave LeBron James and the sinking Titanic that is the Cleveland Cavaliers. He gets to be the face of the Boston Celtics and the leader of this young team. He gets to take Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum under his wing.
But most importantly, we all know that there’s nothing Kyrie Irving loves more than white women yacht parties and Boston is the home of the white woman. Yacht parties all day, every day for ya boy. He’s going to be pulling blonde hairs out of his beard all season long while dropping 30 points a night and ignoring Brad Stevens’s play calls. Can’t wait.