Yet, when Irving returns with the Celtics for tonight’s regular-season opener, the Cavs will honor him.
The Cavaliers intend to honor Kyrie Irving on Tuesday night with a video tribute during Cleveland’s season-opening tilt against Irving’s Boston Celtics.
According to a team source, the video is a “thank you” to Irving intended to show appreciation for all he accomplished in six seasons here.
Irving had a fantastic six-year run with the Cavaliers, and he hit the biggest shot in franchise history to end Cleveland’s title drought in 2016.
But he’s now a sports villain there (not to be mistaken for a bad person). Let the fans enjoy unconditionally booing him for a night. There will be time to honor him when the wounds of his exit aren’t so fresh.
If I were the Cavs, this would be the video I’d show to commemorate Irving’s return: