Thats according to ESPNs Stephen A. Smith, who spoke to someone close to Irvings family who made the stunning revelation.With the Boston Celtics being eliminated from the playoffs, their focus immediately shifts to this offseason where Irvings free agency is looming over their future.Multiple reports have suggested he will leave, with the New York Knicks heavily linked.
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From what Im being told, its not going to happen, he said on ESPNs First Take.I got a text message from folks close to Kyries family within the hour as we were teasing the subject.Quote: There is now way in hell hes going to L.A.
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Kyrie Irving is being heavily linked with leaving the Celtics this summer (Image: GETTY)I dont give a damn what anybody says, note that down for us right now please. He aint going to L.A., thats what they said.I would tell you that if he ended up in L.
A. with LeBron, it would be formidable.I think that would make them final four in the Western Conference, meaning theyd at very least get to the Conference semi-finals.But from everything that Ive been hearing over the last few days, Kyrie Irving is heading to NYC.Kyrie Irving is heading to Madison Square Garden with Kevin Durant.
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The likelihood is that it will be MSG and I am told James Dolan himself has basically whatever the hell you want.I will move the hell out of the way, I will give you whatever you want. Ill take care of you.To the Kyries and Kevin Durants of the world so it appears to be a foregone conclusion.I dont know whether thats true or not, neither Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving are talking about these things but Im talking about what the belief is: They are destined to go to MSG.