Kyrie Irving has a player option for the 2019-20 season worth about $21.3 million.
But the reality is that he will opt out and become an unrestricted free agent in July.
Is he going to sign with the Knicks or Nets? Might he take his talents to LA to play for the Clippers?
Wrong, wrong and wrong. He let it be known on Thursday night that he intends to remain with Boston.
"I shared it with some of my teammates, as well as the organization ... if you guys will have me back, I plan on re-signing here next year," Kyrie told Celtics season-ticket holders during a Q&A at TD Garden in Boston.
Somebody else with a microphone (pretty sure it was Brian Scalabrine) then yelled, "Boom!" as fans erupted in applause.
More to come...
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