"It's exciting to be back on the East Coast", Irving said. "And then you move to the East Coast - into Boston - and it's so real [and] alive".
Irving's father Drederick, was a standout player at Boston University and he has spent considerable time in the city.
Last week, after the Celtics' win in Philadelphia, Irving gave a young fan in his Cavaliers jersey his shoes, and he signed them.
But in a city like Cleveland, the small market factor is always something to keep in mind.
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The difference between Boston and Cleveland is practically night and day.
But you have to believe the Irving snipes will hurt more considering he actually played for the team, lived in the city and had time to get to know it. "Boston, I'm driving in and (thinking), 'I'm really playing in a real, live sports city?'".
Irving sees a "vast difference" between life in Boston and Cleveland, where he spent the first six years of his National Basketball Association career.
It's important to note that it's very possible that Irving's words are coming off harsher than intended.
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In a farewell Instagram post after the trade to the Celtics, Irving lauded how great the city of Cleveland and people have been to him.
Now that Uncle Drew is out of Cleveland, he no longer has to hide his displeasure of playing for the organization.
If he wasn't before, Kyrie Irving is bound to be booed now.
The Cavaliers have been in the NBA Finals every season since LeBron James returned, and the Indians are once again one of the best teams in Major League Baseball. Based on these comments, the decibels of boos might increase.
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