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 expecting to run it at a floating opportunity based on the right moment, and we felt that moment never presented itself." Carper spoke to and two other reporters at halftime of the Cavaliers' season opener against the Boston Celtics. Irving was traded to the Celtics in the offseason after requesting to be dealt out of Cleveland, which upset several Cavs players.