Celts’ Irv­ing lauds Bos­ton sports fans

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CHAR­LOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bos­ton star Kyrie Irv­ing has added more spice to the Celtics-Cleveland sea­son opener.

Irv­ing, who asked to be traded out of Cleveland and wound up with the Celtics this sum­mer af­ter three straight NBA Fi­nals trips with LeBron James and the Cava­liers, says he sees “a vast dif­fer­ence” be­tween the cities.

“Bos­ton, I'm driv­ing in and (think­ing), 'I'm re­ally play­ing in a real, live sports city?'” Irv­ing told reporters Wed­nes­day, in com­ments pub­lished by The Char­lotte Ob­server.

“A lot of dif­fer­ent cul­tures, food and peo­ple. You get it all, es­pe­cially in Bos­ton,” Irv­ing also said. “You would go to Cleveland, and it would be at night­time, and things would be go­ing on, but you just see a vast dif­fer­ence.”

Re­mem­ber, Irv­ing and the Celtics open in Cleveland on Tues­day night.

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