Kyrie Irving apparently had a sense that his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers was coming to an end.

“[Leaving] was inevitable,” he said in a feature by Jackie MacMullen of ESPN.“I could feel it.”

Sure enough, the point guard and former No. 1 overall pick got his change in scenery when he was traded to the Boston Celtics in late August. Two months prior, the team had entertained a trade for Irving, leading the star point guard to believe he wasn’t wanted.

“I didn’t feel the need to say anything because I knew the truth, and so did they,” he said. “So it didn’t matter what others said.”

“They didn’t want me there,” he said.

In Cleveland, Irving was in the shadow of LeBron James, who had, for the most part, been mum on his relationship with Irving when questions came pouring in.