Kyrie Irving RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Denver Was Unwilling To Include Jamal Murray For Kyrie Irving

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets would not include Jamal Murray in trade talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving. If Denver had offered Cleveland a package of Murray, Wilson Chandler and a top-3 protected first round pick for Irving." November 16

  • David Griffin: I would've traded Kyrie around draft if he asked me to

    Uproxx "David Griffin isn’t in charge of the Cleveland Cavaliers anymore, though he’s agreed with a lot of what the team has done since he parted ways with the franchise this summer. He agreed that Kyrie Irving needed to go “quickly,” and he was happy with the return for Irving from the Celtics,..." November 14

  • Kyrie Irving (facial fracture) to face Nets with protective mask

    ESPN "As he prepares to wear a protective mask for the third time in his NBA career, Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving is very much aware of the "Masked Kyrie" phenomenon that's flourished on social media. Irving suffered a facial fracture in Boston's win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday..." November 14

  • Celtics' Kyrie Irving expected to play vs. Nets

    Sporting News "Just a few days after suffering a facial fracture while playing against the Hornets, Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving is expected to return Tuesday against the Nets. Irving missed the Celtics' win over the Raptors on Sunday, but did participate in the team's shootaround Tuesday morning,..." November 14

  • Cavs Rejected Pacers' Offer Of Paul George For Kyrie Irving

    Real GM Basketball "During their trade discussions in June involving Paul George, the Indiana Pacers asked for Kyrie Irving on several occasions and the Cleveland Cavaliers told them he wasn't available. Irving requested a trade approximately eight days after George was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder...." November 14

  • Celtics officially rule out Kyrie Irving vs. Raptors

    Sportsnet "Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has officially ruled out Kyrie Irving for Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors. However, Al Horford will play." November 12

  • Kyrie Irving has facial fracture, likely to miss Sunday's game, wear mask

    CBS Sports "Kyrie Irving suffered a facial fracture in Friday night's Celtics win over the Hornets that will reportedly sideline him for Boston's game on Sunday. After that, Irving will wear a mask for a brief period of time while his face heals. It's expected he'll be back to full health, and no longer in a..." November 12

  • Wait and see on Kyrie Irving’s condition

    Boston Herald "The Celtics now have two players under observation for concussions, though as of last night Kyrie Irving hadn’t officially been diagnosed with the condition. But the Celts guard left the game against the Hornets for good after only the first 1:50 when his face absorbed an inadvertent elbow from..." November 11

  • Kyrie Irving exits Celtics game after inadvertent elbow to face

    ESPN "Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving took an inadvertent elbow to the face from a teammate early in the first quarter of Friday night's 90-87 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Celtics big man Aron Baynes hit Irving while trying to defend a Kemba Walker shot attempt. After fouling Walker on a drive,..." November 11

  • Kyrie Irving Thought Bucks Were Using Original 'Mecca' Court, Not Replica

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving expressed concerns about the court the Milwaukee Bucks were using for "Return to the MECCA" at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, appearing to believe the Bucks were bringing back the actual court the Bucks played on at their former arena between 1977-1988. "I'm..." October 26

  • Kyrie Irving: There was a ‘reason’ why Knicks were attractive

    New York Post "Kyrie Irving explained for the first time why he put the Knicks on his August wish list, though did so with reservations, feeling more would be made of it. The new Celtics point guard, who is from West Orange, N.J. briefly talked to a few New York writers after his press conference late Tuesday..." October 25

  • Kyrie Irving Fined $25,000 for Yelling 'Suck My D--k' at 76ers Fan

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has reportedly been fined $25,000 for yelling "suck my d--k" at a Philadelphia fan who asked him "Where's LeBron?" after the Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night, according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. On Saturday, Irving said..." October 22

  • Irving on If He Regrets Profane Comments Towards Fan: 'Hell No'

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving has no regrets about making a profane comment to a fan who taunted him coming out of the tunnel during the Boston Celtics' 102-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. When asked by a reporter during a Celtics practice whether he regrets the incident, Irving said, "hell..." October 21

  • Kyrie Irving tells fan to 'suck my d—' after LeBron James heckle

    Sporting News "Kyrie Irving stole the offseason when he demanded a trade from the Cavs, essentially saying he wanted to step out of the shadow of LeBron James. So, naturally, fans are going to be on him all season long about it, and it apparently happened Friday night after Boston's win over the 76ers. A..." October 21

  • Kyrie Irving's Father Had Issues With Cavaliers During Most Of Tenure

    Real GM Basketball "Drederick Irving, father of Kyrie Irving, refused to give Randy Mims five one day while leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers' locker room. Mims is an employee of the Cavaliers and a lifelong friend of LeBron James. Irving said his father believed they shouldn’t be “fraternizing with the enemy” when..." October 19

  • Cavaliers decide not to show Kyrie Irving tribute video

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers decided not to show a tribute video of former point guard Kyrie Irving during his first game at The Q playing for the opposition. According to team spokesman Tad Carper, multiple Cavs officials, including majority owner Dan Gilbert, chose not to show the video because "we were..." October 18

  • Kyrie will never reveal reason for leaving Cavs: 'That's not what real grown-ups do'

    Uproxx "One of the the most talked-about storylines during the NBA offseason was Kyrie Irving’s self-imposed exile from Cleveland. Irving went from looking to be the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers if/when LeBron left town, to being the foil for Cavs fans whenever he steps foot in Quicken Loans..." October 17

  • Kyrie Irving: Explaining trade request 'not what real grown-ups do'

    USA Today "Reporters have asked Kyrie Irving direct and indirect questions about why he wanted out of Cleveland. No matter how reporters try to pry an answer from Irving, the seventh-year guard – who now plays for the Boston Celtics after requesting a trade in the summer – won’t divulge a straightforward..." October 17

  • LeBron James says Kyrie Irving's return to Cleveland will be 'fine'

    Sporting News "It'll be somewhat of a reunion for Celtics' Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers in Cleveland during their regular-season opener on Tuesday. Irving spent six seasons with the Cavs, playing side-by-side with LeBron James for the past three. During an interview for ESPN's "The Jump", James said..." October 17

  • Tyronn Lue, Dwyane Wade respond to Kyrie Irving's Cleveland shade

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue’s deadpan expression said it all when he was asked about former Cavs guard Kyrie Irving's disparaging remarks about Cleveland in comparison to his new home with the Boston Celtics. “Oh, I thought he was talking about Cleveland,” Lue said at the Cavs'..." October 13

  • Reggie Miller shares the unique way Kyrie Irving learned about his trade to Celtics

    CBS Sports "Remember the Uncle Drew commercials with Kyrie Irving? Those are the ones where he's dressed up like an old man, checks into a pickup game and then starts taking over. In case you missed those, here's some good news: they're making a full-length Uncle Drew movie, which is set to come out in the..." October 13

  • Why Kyrie Irving is perfect sleeper to win 2017-18 NBA scoring title

    Sporting News "The race to the scoring title last season went as expected. Not only did Kevin Durant take himself and Stephen Curry out of the running by joining the Warriors in free agency, he paved the way for Russell Westbrook to fill his void in Oklahoma City with a league-high 24.0 shots attempts per game...." October 13

  • Kyrie Irving not going to get emotional about return to Cleveland

    NBC Sports Boston "Al Horford recalls what it was like the first time he returned to Atlanta last season. He was cool, calm and collected … until he arrived at the arena. The familiar faces, the routine he had established that was years in the making, keeping his emotions intact became a lot..." October 13

  • Kyrie Irving: 'Vast difference' between cities of Boston, Cleveland

    ESPN "Kyrie Irving has added more spice to the Celtics-Cavaliers season opener. Irving, who asked to be traded out of Cleveland and wound up in Boston this summer after three straight NBA Finals trips with LeBron James and the Cavaliers, said he sees "a vast difference" between the..." October 12

  • JR Smith took swipe at Kyrie Irving during Media Day

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that he is on the Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving is officially fair game for his former teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Speaking at Media Day on Monday, Cavs swingman JR Smith was asked what new additions Isaiah Thomas and Derrick Rose will bring to the table that Irving did not and..." September 26

  • Kyrie Irving Admits He Was Trolling With His Flat Earth Theory

    CBS Boston "Listening to Kyrie Irving, it’s pretty clear the guy knows what he is talking about. In addition to having ice in his veins on the court, he comes across as a pretty intellectual individual. That’s why so many people had a tough time grasping the fact that he proclaimed earlier this year that..." September 26

  • Kyrie Irving: Celtics Rookie Jayson Tatum’s Talent ‘Is Through The Roof’

    NESN "Kyrie Irving was the headline acquisition for the Boston Celtics in what became a very busy offseason for the team. But it’s another former Duke star that fans might be a little more excited to see in action. That player is forward Jayson Tatum, who the C’s selected third overall in June’s..." September 22

  • Kyrie Irving wants to be a complete point guard with Boston Celtics, excited to ditch isolation scoring role

    Mass Live "Kyrie Irving's First Take appearance Monday morning vacillated from uncomfortable to enlightening, offering a new perspective on his shocking trade request this summer but still falling short of full disclosure. Irving offered some details about what pushed him away from the Cleveland..." September 19

  • Kyrie Irving: Cavaliers Didn’t Provide a ‘Truthful Environment’

    SLAM Online "Kyrie Irving believes that he wasn’t provided a “truthful environment” as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In an interview on ESPN’s First Take, Kyrie said the Celtics put “things into perspective for what they really are… and I wasn’t getting that [in Cleveland].” Starting at 3:58. By..." September 19

  • Kyrie Irving Didn't Tell LeBron James He Wanted To Leave Cleveland, Doesn't Care Now

    SI "Kyrie Irving does not care that he didn't tell LeBron James that he wanted out of Cleveland before talking to the Cavaliers front office about a potential trade, he told ESP's First Take on Monday morning. Irving, who was traded to the Boston Celtics last month, reportedly blindsided James when..." September 18

  • Celtics betting on Kyrie Irving — just as they did with Isaiah Thomas

    Boston Globe "Kyrie Irving has a tough act to follow. His predecessor on the parquet, Isaiah Thomas, was beloved here. He immersed himself in Boston’s feverish sports culture and endeared himself to Celtics fans with his confidence, clutch play, and humanity. Thomas and Celtics fans enjoyed a mutual admiration..." September 12

  • Details on Kyrie via IG Trying to Get Back With Ex-GF Kehlani Who Cheated on Him With PND

    Black Sports Online "I really like Kehlani’s music. That has nothing to do with the story, but I just wanted to point that out. Kyrie is taking this fresh start really seriously. For those not aware, Kyrie and Kehlani use to date, until she cheated on him with singer Party Next Door, who made sure the whole..." September 03

  • Kyrie finally addressed his relationship with LeBron

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving called playing for three years with LeBron James on the Cavs "awesome," and told Boston reporters Friday that "I'd be telling you guys a lie if I didn't tell you how much I learned from that guy. "The perfection of the craft comes in a variety of forms, and you watch and you ask a..." September 01

  • Kyrie Irving said to be 'ecstatic' about trade

    Yardbarker "Kyrie Irving is said to be thrilled about joining his new team in Boston. After being held up for over a week, the Celtics-Cavs trade involving Irving and Isaiah Thomas finally went through. Cleveland was able to squeeze a 2020 second-round pick out of Boston in addition to the previously..." August 31

  • Cavs add 2nd-round pick from Celtics to complete Irving-Thomas trade

    ESPN "With a Thursday morning deadline looming, the Boston Celtics agreed to send the Cleveland Cavaliers a 2020 second-round draft pick via the Miami Heat to acquire four-time All-Star guard Kyrie Irving and complete the blockbuster trade. The Celtics resisted the Cavaliers' desire for a first-round..." August 31

  • Celtics, Cavs planning to speak Saturday on status of Isaiah-Kyrie trade

    ESPN "In the aftermath of issues resulting from Isaiah Thomas' physical examination on Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are planning a telephone call for Saturday to discuss the status of the teams' blockbuster trade, league sources told ESPN. The proposed deal sending Cleveland's..." August 26

  • Isaiah Thomas' Hip Injury Reportedly Could Void Kyrie Irving Trade to Celtics

    Hoops Rumors "Following the results of Isaiah Thomas‘ physical, the Cavaliers are “weighing their options” with completion of the Kyrie Irving trade, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. Earlier this week, the Cavs and Celtics agreed to swap Irving for a package involving Thomas, despite the fact that the C’s..." August 26

  • Kyrie Irving leaves $1,668,172-$5,845,172 on the table by waiving trade kicker

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyrie Irving wanted a trade from the Cavaliers. He put his money where his mouth is to facilitate a deal to the Celtics. Irving’s trade bonus could have been worth 15% of his remaining salary before a 2019 player option – up to $5,845,172. But that amount would have rendered the trade –..." August 25

  • Durant: Irving 'showed a lot of courage' forcing trade from Cavs

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant said he knows exactly why Kyrie Irving wanted to leave LeBron James and the Cavaliers. The four-time All-Star point guard was dealt to the Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Nets' first-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft Tuesday evening. Durant,..." August 25

  • Cleveland gets $5.8 million trade exception in Kyrie Irving trade

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers have put forth a major move by trading away All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in a blockbuster move that netted them a package headlined by fellow All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas. According to Bobby Marks of ESPN, the trade also helped them..." August 24

  • Bucks were ‘close’ to trading for Kyrie Irving

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics wound up the big winners of the Kyrie Irving sweepstakes, but other potential suitors for his services didn’t finish far from the race, while others had no chance at all. The Phoenix Suns were rumored to be one of the teams interested in the 25-year-old All-Star, but..." August 24

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