Kyrie on reuniting with LeBron: "We'll see what management decides"

Kyrie on reuniting with LeBron:

"I think you guys can feel my attitude is really just redemption next year", Irving said.

The good takeaway from that reply is that Irving has his sights set on competing for a title with the Celtics next year.

"That's what makes it even more exciting and the challenge is now we have championship pedigree", Irving said.

"I don't really think for him the basketball decision of saying 'oh, let me go team up with three All-Stars, ' I think at this point in his life it's more so of a lifestyle thing, you know, 'where my family going to be the most comfortable at?"

"For me, I'm just glad everyone got to learn how special they were on a bigger stage".

Paris Hostage Taker Demands Contact With Iran Embassy
French police with their dog secure the street as a man has taken people hostage at a business in Paris , France, June 12, 2018. An armed police officer and a sniffer dog search the area.

In that Game 7, the Celtics came up short despite an impressive defensive performance, putting together one of the worst offensive showings of the postseason.

After weeks of being "an outsider looking in", Irving said he's planning on dedicating this offseason to his craft and is taking everything one day at a time to ensure he will be ready for the start of training camp. Irving's response about his future with the Celtics certainly isn't reassuring to green teamers, but it's also important to remember that this is Kyrie Irving. He likes to create an aura of mystery around himself, and this response is no different.

The most he could get with a four-year extension signed this summer would be $128 million, while he could bank about $208 million with a new contract next summer. However, play out next season and become a free agent in 2019 and his max projects to be about $188 million over five years. Or is his lengthy injury history too much of a red flag to make such a commitment?

After watching what the Warriors did to the Cavaliers in the Finals, Irving nearly seems bold for talking about a championship. That, or he and Ainge can chat about it during their next trip to Chipotle. Sports who does analyst work for NBC Sports Boston, appeared Monday on FS1's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" and outlined why he questions whether the Celtics will have any real interest in meeting with James this summer. Not yet. Chances are we won't know what Irving's future holds until next summer, and that's the way he wants it. Entering the playoffs, it seemed that Boston was destined for a early exit but the Celtics would win their first round series 4-3 over the Milwaukee Bucks and 4-1 over the Philadelphia 76ers in the semifinals.

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