Kyrie Irving got his wish.
After requesting a trade during a July meeting with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, the 25-year-old will now call Boston home. Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first-round pick.
Arguably, the best part of this trade is that both teams will play in the season opener against each other as the Celtics go on the road to face the Cavs on Oct. 17.
Here’s all the best reactions from Tuesday’s blockbuster trade.
Kyrie breaks it off with LeBron 😭 pic.twitter.com/LXub9cb1Bi
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 23, 2017
— Fan Insider (@FanInsider_) August 22, 2017
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 22, 2017
— NBA 2K 2K18 (@NBA2K) August 22, 2017
— NBA 2K 2K18 (@NBA2K) August 7, 2017
— P (@pmoney2135) August 22, 2017
The 1st player of the 2011 draft was just traded for the last player in the SAME DRAFT. pic.twitter.com/Aa08VeYbTN
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) August 22, 2017
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 23, 2017
Isaiah to the Cavs 👀 🏀
— Mike Vick (@MikeVick) August 22, 2017
Wooow. Who wins with that trade? 🤔
— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) August 22, 2017
*First day of Cavs practice
JR: "Yo Bron, when did Kyrie become a lefty?"
Bron: "That's Isiah Thomas bro" pic.twitter.com/xPHMJFDcfU
— TotalProSports (@TotalProSports) August 22, 2017
JR Smith: Kyrie look way shorter this season
LeBron: That's Isiah Thomas
JR Smith: pic.twitter.com/nVdPqsWGJM
— Racks (@NewYork_Minutee) August 22, 2017
PG13 traded. ✅
Butler traded. ✅
Kyrie traded. ✅
Melo trapped.💀 pic.twitter.com/lpCDdKhD00
— Matt Sawyer (@MattSawyer21) August 23, 2017
Live look at Kyrie leaving Cleveland… pic.twitter.com/H36pifv0JA
— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) August 22, 2017