Kyrie Irving is one of the Brooklyn Nets’ brand new signings alongside Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan. Irving has landed in New York after spending the last two years of his career with the Boston Celtics, where things didn’t go the best way for the All-Star point guard.
The 27-year-old was linked with a couple of teams in the association, but he ultimately chose Brooklyn as his new destination, leaving people wondering why he took his talents to Barclays Center when some reports suggested he was headed to Los Angeles to reunite with LeBron or to play with the Knicks.
Uncle Drew posted a video on his Instagram account, in which he explained his decision to sign with the Nets. Irving, who grew up in West Orange, New Jersey, said:
“It was, fourth grade, I had just gotten done watching the Nets in the Finals and when I knew that this is a dream that I want to fulfill. I had to manifest that, I had to go get it.
“In my heart I knew I always wanted to play at home. And home is where my heart is. And it’s always been there.”
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Life looks good now for both the Nets and Irving, as the team has finally landed their desired pieces to aspire to something more than just making the playoffs every year. As for Irving, it looks like all the things he lived in Boston are part of the past now and he’s ready to write a new chapter in his life and career.