No love for LeBron James as Kyrie Irving farewells Cleveland Cavaliers

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The Cavaliers were seeking extra compensation in the trade because they felt the Celtics undersold the significance of Thomas' hip injury and the amount of the upcoming season he would miss.

Irving said this was a hard decision for him to make. The Cavs then announced they had scrapped their plans, saying the delay and increased interest rates would drive up the cost of the project.

Kyrie Irving said he has not spoken with LeBron James since the trade that delivered him to the Boston Celtics, but he showered his former teammate with praise and stressed that his decision to push for a trade was motivated by an opportunity to find out what more he can accomplish.

"It's about to be insane, G", Irving said in the ear of fellow new Celtics teammate Gordon Hayward as they sat on the dais two days after Boston's blockbuster trade with the Cavaliers was completed.

"And to my team-mates: insane stories, crazy experiences and just unbelievable human beings, man", Irving said.

That deal - initially including Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected first rounder - was stalled when Cleveland questioned the health of Thomas' hip.

"There are no other ulterior reasons other than being happy and to be somewhere you feel like it's an environment that's conducive for you maximizing your potential", said Irving, who is drawn to Boston by coach Brad Stevens as much as anything, league sources told ESPN.

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Just weeks after coming up short in the NBA Finals at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving shocked the NBA world with his demand for a trade.

"Of learning the hard way", Irving said. In 52 career playoff games, Irving has averaged 23.9 points, 4.7 assists and 3.21 rebounds, according to ESPN.

The Celtics add another top tier player after acquiring Gordon Hayward from the Utah Jazz.

However, even if he can't play during the start of the season, Ainge assured that Thomas should be fine at some point in the course of the season as they chose against a surgery on the hip.

They've replaced them with Irving - a four-time All-Star, Olympic and National Basketball Association champion - who Ainge believes is just beginning to enter his prime, and an evolving Hayward.

Irving was in Atlanta, filming a documentary, and he said he was on the set when he got the call. "It just echoes in terms of me just being very appreciative of not only the Cleveland fans, all of OH, but as well as Bron for incorporating me into that special team that we had in Cleveland".

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