Kyrie Irving couldn’t have made his future plans any clearer Thursday night.
Speaking at an event for season-ticket holders at TD Garden, Irving announced his full intention to re-sign with the Boston Celtics next summer. But despite the star point guard being unmistakably forthright, one talking head still isn’t totally convinced that Irving will be back with the C’s after this season.
During Friday’s edition of “First Things First” on FOX Sports 1, Nick Wright explained why he’s not ruling out the idea of Irving changing course before next offseason.
There are no guarantees in professional sports, but it would make a whole lot of sense for Irving to stick around in Boston. The Celtics’ future looks incredibly bright, and Irving has put himself in position to be the leader of a team that’s poised to be NBA Finals contenders for years to come. As such, the 26-year-old would be hard-pressed to find a better situation anywhere else in the league.
But given the craziness that so often consumes the NBA, we can’t be unequivocally sure about Irving until he signs the dotted line.