You can rest peacefully, Celtics fans. Today, Kyrie Irving put all doubt aside and officially confirmed he plans to stay in Boston.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 4, 2018
This announcement brought roars from the crowd, which showed up for the American Express Tip-Off event.
Furthermore, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Irving also talked to Boston’s front office, and the two have a mutual interest in staying together for the long haul.
Sources: Kyrie Irving has met with Celtics ownership and has been direct with his message to Boston's brass over past few months: He's committed long-term to the franchise.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 4, 2018
This will quiet all the rumors of Irving and Jimmy Butler teaming up in New York next year, and Boston can now figure out what moves to make around their top player.