Kyrie Irving RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kyrie Irving May Need Another Surgery on Knee Injury, Danny Ainge Says

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving eventually may need to have another surgical procedure done on his left knee. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said during Thursday's appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher & Rich (via Jay King of MassLive) that the team does expect..." March 15

  • Report: Kyrie Irving dealing with knee tendonitis, won’t miss significant time

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving is expected to miss some time this week while he rests his sore left knee, but it does not sound like the injury is any reason for Boston Celtics fans to panic. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Celtics are confident Irving’s knee issue is nothing more than tendonitis and..." March 12

  • Kyrie Irving to miss multiple games due to knee soreness

    247 Sports "That No. 1 seed is slipping further and further away from the Boston Celtics. As the Celtics close out the regular season, they'll have to prepare for life without Kyrie Irving. That's because the All-Star point guard will miss multiple games due to knee soreness: Irving sat out the entire..." March 12

  • Kyrie Irving (knee) to return versus Timberwolves

    247 Sports "Kyrie Irving's absence will only last one game. As the Boston Celtics prepare to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night, Irving will return versus the T-Wolves despite his lingering knee injury. " March 08

  • Celtics Rule Out Kyrie Irving Vs. Bulls With Left Knee Soreness

    CBS Boston "The Celtics will be without Kyrie Irving when they visit the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Irving has been ruled out with left knee soreness, the team announced Monday morning. While you may be saying to yourself the Celtics don’t need Irving against the lowly Bulls, they were demolished in..." March 05

  • Report: Kyrie Irving found out Cavs discussed trading him in ‘sloppy’ meeting

    Larry Brown Sports "When Kyrie Irving went to the Cleveland Cavaliers and demanded a trade last summer, it was widely reported that he no longer wanted to play with LeBron James. While that may have been true, it appears there were other important factors that have not received as much attention. ESPN’s Dave..." February 22

  • Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Reveals Release Date For ‘Uncle Drew’ Movie

    NESN "June could be a big month for Kyrie Irving. Not only are the Boston Celtics among the Eastern Conference teams capable of making a deep playoff run, perhaps even resulting in a trip to the NBA Finals. But Irving also revealed that his “Uncle Drew” movie will hit theaters on June 29. Irving..." February 13

  • Why did we get the Kyrie Irving trade so wrong?

    ESPN "As the Cleveland Cavaliers visit Boston on Sunday without former Celtics Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder, both dealt before Thursday's trade deadline, I think it's worth investigating how the Kyrie Irving trade went so wrong in Cleveland. Crowder and Thomas, the veterans acquired for Irving, along..." February 12

  • Report | Kyrie Irving refused to play with LeBron James

    Fanrag Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of the their first year post-Kyrie Irving. Traded in the summer to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, two others and a first-round draft pick, Irving is long gone, and it’s fair to say — as of this current moment — that the Cavaliers are on the wrong end..." February 06

  • Report: Cavs Negotiated Kyrie Irving Deal ‘Entirely Without LeBron James’ Knowledge’

    SLAM Online "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly orchestrated the Kyrie Irving trade to Boston without consulting LeBron James. According to The Athletic‘s Jason Lloyd, GM Koby Altman called LeBron after finalizing the trade and said, “It’s the best we can do.”" February 06

  • Why Kyrie Irving could top Knicks’ long-term wish list

    New York Post "When the Knicks last visited TD Garden in late October, new Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving was asked, after Boston’s rout, why New York was on his summer trade wish list. “Where is this gonna go?” Irving said. “It’s pretty easy, man. They were on my list for a reason, I think you guys know..." January 31

  • Kyrie Irving has ailing quad, will miss Celtics' game vs. Knicks

    Boston Herald "The Celtics will be without Kyrie Irving for tonight's game against the Knicks Irving has a right quad contusion that was suffered on Monday in Denver on a hit from Jamal Murray." January 31

  • Kyrie Irving Thinks It’s ‘Bullsh*t’ Klay Thompson’s Never Made The NBA’s All-Defensive Team

    Uproxx "The Warriors and Celtics gave us one of the best games of the season on Saturday night as Steph Curry and Kyrie Irving had a point guard duel for the ages at Oracle Arena. Curry and the Warriors came out on top behind his 49-point effort, edging out Boston and Irving’s 37-point showing. While..." January 29

  • LeBron James Privately Asked Cavaliers Not To Trade Kyrie Irving

    Real GM Basketball "While LeBron James did little publicly or privately to dispel the rift between he and Kyrie Irving last offseason, multiple sources say he asked the Cavaliers not to trade him. James promised to bridge the apparent gap with him. But James was told that the Cavaliers had no choice but to..." January 26

  • Kyrie threatened to sit out with knee surgery if the Cavs didn't trade him: Sources

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As the Cavaliers try to save their season through potential trades, the big one they pulled off last summer doesn't look so good right now. To wit: The Celtics lead Cleveland by 6.5 games for first place in the East. The Cavs are now just two-tenths of a percentage point behind the..." January 25

  • Celtics need to find No. 2 scorer behind Irving

    NBC Sports Boston "Everyone knows Kyrie Irving’s value to the Celtics is extremely high. But it really hits home on those nights when he’s not in the lineup, as was the case in Boston’s 89-80 loss to Philadelphia on Thursday. Irving didn't play due to a sore left shoulder.He's carried the load offensively..." January 22

  • Kyrie Irving says slumping Celts need to learn to 'weather the storm'

    ESPN "Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving believes that his team was overdue for a bit of adversity and wants the Celtics to embrace one of the few rough patches the team has encountered this season. After sitting out Thursday's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers due to shoulder soreness, Irving..." January 21

  • Celtics' Kyrie Irving expected to return vs. Magic on Sunday

    ESPN "Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving went through the team's entire off-day practice Saturday and expects to return to game action Sunday against the Orlando Magic after missing one game due to a sore shoulder. Irving sat out Thursday's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers after..." January 20

  • Report: LeBron James didn't want Cavs to trade Kyrie Irving

    247 Sports "They may have had their issues, but LeBron James didn't want the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade Kyrie Irving following Irving's trade request last offseason, according to a report from ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Irving played six seasons with the Cavaliers after the franchise made him the first..." January 16

  • Irving, Redick and Brown agree one rim was crooked during Celtics-76ers London game

    CBS Sports "The Boston Celtics' 114-103 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in London on Thursday was a wild affair. A part of the NBA Global Games series, the game swung wildly back and forth, with the Sixers jumping out to a 22-point lead in the first half only for the Celtics to come storming back and win..." January 13

  • Kyrie Irving Was Asked About His Flat Earth Theory After Flying to London

    Complex "No matter what Kyrie Irving and B.o.B might try to tell you, the Earth is not flat. Just watch the clip above to see Bill Nye the Science Guy go off on anyone who tries to suggest otherwise. But despite the mounting evidence against him, Irving still refuses to give up his flat Earth theory...." January 11

  • Why Celtics Have Been Perfect Landing Spot For Kyrie Irving After Cavs Tenure

    NESN "Shortly after the Celtics completed their blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving last August, it was reported that the All-Star guard was “ecstatic” about coming to Boston. For those wondering why Irving ever would leave a team that had reached three straight NBA..." January 10

  • Bond between Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum runs deep

    Boston Herald "Of Kyrie Irving’s four assists in Saturday’s 87-85 victory against host Brooklyn, three were to Jayson Tatum — none larger than the two for the Celtics’ final buckets that pulled them from a deficit to their sixth straight win. But while Irving has been finding his fellow Duke one-and-done all..." January 08

  • Kyrie finances renovations for former high school's athletic facilities

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving financed renovations for his high school alma mater's basketball facilities. Per Zagsblogs's Adam Zagoria, the Boston Celtics star paid for a redone gym, locker room and weight room for the Patrick School in Hillside, New Jersey. Zagoria shared students' reactions to the facility's..." January 06

  • Kyrie Irving calls first season with Celtics a learning experience

    ESPN "After opening the new calendar year with two of his quietest offensive outputs since joining the Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving reflected Friday night on his maturation as a player and said he now values team success over living up to the individual expectations that were placed on him after being..." January 06

  • Spurs Tried Hard To Acquire Kyrie Irving

    Hoops Rumors "Back when he was on the trade block in July and August, Kyrie Irving reportedly had San Antonio on his list of preferred destinations. And according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Spurs weren’t just a bystander as the Cavaliers were considering their options. The Spurs “tried really, really..." January 04

  • Report: Kyrie Irving Trade for Paul George, Eric Bledsoe Was Explored by Cavs

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly were in talks to trade Kyrie Irving to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team deal in June, according to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN: "In mid-June, shortly before [former general manager David] Griffin left, team and league sources confirm, the Cavs explored a..." January 04

  • Stephen A. Smith crushes Isaiah Thomas for sitting out return to Boston

    WEEI Boston "Isaiah Thomas returned with a bang on Tuesday night, scoring 17 points in 19 minutes to lead the Cavaliers to a blowout win over the Blazers. It was never going to be good enough for ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Appearing on First Take on Tuesday, the bombastic host laid into Thomas for deciding..." January 04

  • David Griffin Denied LeBron Ever Asked Him To Trade Kyrie Irving Or Anyone Else

    Dime Magazine "When you’re as woke as Kyrie Irving, conspiracies abound. In a great feature by Jackie MacMullen over at ESPN on Wednesday, the veteran reporter was able to get Irving to finally open up about why he ultimately requested a trade last summer, and it turns out the All-Star guard had become convinced..." January 04

  • Kyrie Irving Believed LeBron James' Camp Orchestrated Initial Trade Talks

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving came to believe the camp of LeBron James orchestrated trade talks involving him last June shortly before the departure of David Griffin. The Cavaliers explored a three-way trade with the Suns and Pacers that would have seen Irving and Channing Frye to to the Suns with Eric Bledsoe..." January 04

  • This Tense Kyrie Irving Exchange With Tyronn Lue Last Season Sums Up His Exit

    Complex "The Cavaliers are scheduled to travel to Boston on Wednesday to take on the Celtics for the second time this season, and of course, it has kicked up a lot of dust with regards to the relationship that used to exist between Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. Irving and James played together for several..." January 03

  • Kyrie Irving says Cavaliers didn’t want him

    Fanrag Sports "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..." January 03

  • Cavs reportedly tried to trade Kyrie before he asked out of Cleveland

    CBS Sports "Ever since the shocking news broke that Kyrie Irving wanted to part ways with the Cavaliers, the narrative coming out of Cleveland is that the less-than-happy star guard simply one day decided to request a trade. It was a shocking development -- especially to everyone outside of the..." January 03

  • Tyronn Lue Advised Cavs To Keep Kyrie Irving

    Real GM Basketball "Tyronn Lue advised Koby Altman that the Cleveland Cavaliers decide against trading Kyrie Irving. Lue compared the situation to when the Los Angeles Lakers resisted Kobe Bryant's trade demands in 2007. "We wanted to figure out is this real?" Altman said. "Is Kyrie someone we might want to..." January 02

  • Kyrie Irving: Celtics fans will show Isaiah Thomas 'nothing but love'

    ESPN "Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving showered Isaiah Thomas with praise in advance of his return to game action and said that regardless of whether he plays or not when the Cleveland Cavaliers visit TD Garden on Wednesday night, Irving expects Thomas will be showered with affection. The Celtics..." January 01

  • Bill Nye on Kyrie Irving’s flat earth beliefs: “It’s just weird!”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bill Nye was everyone’s favorite TV scientist back in the 1990s. He’s come to the fore more recently, and even has a Netflix show that has opened to mixed reviews. Still, Nye is an entertaining TV personality and a proponent of the importance of science. Nye appeared on Complex News for a..." December 29

  • ​Kyrie Irving: Slumping Celtics will be ‘fine’

    Sporting News "With a 111-103 loss at home to the Wizards on Christmas Day, the Celtics are on a 5-6 run over their last 11 games, a drop into mediocrity from the 16-game winning streak that had Boston talking title during the first quarter of the NBA season. As the Cavaliers (24-10) have found their groove and..." December 26

  • John Wall asked Kyrie Irving for a pair of Kyries in the middle of the game

    USA Today "Kyrie Irving, as we heard from mic’d up portions of his game against the Wizards on Monday, heard a bit of chatter from John Wall. First, when Irving was on defense, Wall — as he was dribbling the ball — told him “you missed your highlight.” And then, the Wizards guard asked him an important..." December 26

  • Kyrie Irving: ‘I don’t really necessarily think of Christmas as a holiday’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Celtics will host the Wizards on Christmas. Kyrie Irving, via NBC Sports Boston: The hoopla on Christmas, I don’t really get into that. I don’t really necessarily think of Christmas as a holiday. So, I’m just happy that I get to be with my family. Looking forward to playing in front..." December 23

  • Kyrie Irving makes latest ridiculous claim

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving may have somehow outdone his flat-earth trutherism. Speaking with reporters on Thursday after a loss to the New York Knicks, the Boston Celtics guard was asked about playing on Christmas Day against the Washington Wizards and offered his latest hot take. “I mean, the hoopla of..." December 22

  • Blatt praises Kyrie's courage to leave Cavs in search of happiness

    Boston Herald "When David Blatt heard that Kyrie Irving had demanded a trade, he thought back to a conversation with his former star after taking the Cavaliers’ coaching job in the summer of 2014. Blatt accepted the post shortly before the grand return of LeBron James. Irving, on the other hand, had just..." December 17

  • Celtics’ Kyrie Irving out for tonight’s game against Bulls

    Chicago Sun-Times "When the Bulls play the Celtics tonight, they will not have to face star point guard Kyrie Irving. The Celtics released their injury report for tonight’s game at the United Center and Irving is listed as out with a bruised left quad muscle. Last night, the four-time NBA All-Star played 34..." December 11

  • Kyrie Irving downplays in-game spat with Dennis Smith

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving and Dennis Smith Jr. got into a bit of a scrap during Wednesday’s game, but the former wasn’t sweating it too much afterwards. Smith came at Irving with some choice words after being fouled in the first quarter of his Dallas Mavericks’ eventual 97-90 loss to Irving’s Boston Celtics." December 07

  • SNKRROOM To Release Two Versions Of The Nike Kyrie 3 “Mom” Tomorrow

    Sneaker News "Early in November, Kyrie Irving was spotted wearing two very special colorways of the Kyrie 3 that were dedicated to his mom and mothers everywhere. The shoes were a collaboration with Sneaker Room, who have now revealed that both colorways will have extremely limited releases in December. The..." December 01

  • Breakup with Kyrie Irving has unlocked the best of LeBron James

    ESPN "The first six weeks of the NBA season have been a celebration of Kyrie Irving, who has stepped to center stage with the Boston Celtics and led them to a breathtaking 18-3 record, including a handful of remarkable fourth-quarter comebacks. Fully on display now that he's away from LeBron James,..." November 27

  • Former Cavaliers GM David Griffin: Kyrie Irving trade won’t be judged historically as good trade for Cleveland

    Pro Basketball Talk "Former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin has previously complimented his successor, Koby Altman, on the return acquired for Kyrie Irving – the Nets’ unprotected 2018 first-round pick, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic. Griffin, via Sirius XM NBA Radio: Will it be judged..." November 26

  • Kyrie: ‘I see you. I see everyone. More than just your physical presence, I see your energy. I feel it. I know it’

    Boston "Kyrie Irving wants fans to know something. While at a Thanksgiving meal with 15 families from Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), a Celtics staffer asked Irving to describe what it’s like to have a platform like his. The point guard spoke effusively about his daily approach and told the..." November 24

  • Kyrie Irving: It Was Time for Celtics' Winning Streak to End

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving told reporters the Boston Celtics were due for a slip-up after their 16-game winning streak was snapped with a 104-98 loss to the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on Wednesday night. "There's still a lot to accomplish going forward," Irving said, according to ESPN's Israel..." November 23

  • Kyrie Irving’s 47-Point Outburst Reminder Why Celtics Blew Up Roster For Him

    NESN "This is why the Boston Celtics felt so comfortable breaking up their core to acquire Kyrie Irving, and this is why the C’s look like a legitimate contender to play in the NBA Finals. The Celtics on Monday extended their winning streak to 16 games with a dramatic 110-102 overtime win over the..." November 21

  • Irving: 'Brilliant' Stevens makes it easy for me to be clutch

    Mass Live "When Kyrie Irving caught a pass deep in the left corner, the Boston Celtics were not safe yet. But he casually brought the ball over his head, moved it to his hip, and measured up defender Dennis Schroder. Though Schroder didn't give Irving much space, it didn't matter. The Celtics star took..." November 19

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