Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving
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Kyrie Irving is returning home to take on the New York Knicks and he isn’t focusing on the questions about his choice to stay in Boston.

New Yorkers had it all planned out. Kyrie Irving would finish out his contract with the Boston Celtics and then return home to bring a championship back to Madison Square Garden. The New Jersey native is one of the biggest free agent targets in 2019 and at one point he was a potential target for the New York Knicks. Well, he was before he announced that he plans to re-sign with Boston after the season.

With the revelation that Irving doesn’t seem to be considering a return home, it’s unclear how the MSG crowd will welcome Irving to the World’s Most Famous Arena. He has yet to re-sign with Boston so technically, there is still the possibility for a homecoming.

And of course, in Irving’s first trip to New York since announcing his intention to sign with Boston and he is sure to hear questions about why he doesn’t want to return home. He’s not worried about those questions in the slightest.

Irving doesn’t care about the questions and it’s highly unlikely that he cares about how he’s received by New Yorkers. The boo birds will be out in full force for Irving — unless the crowd believes that they can win him over with their love and appreciation.

After all, Kyrie hasn’t signed on any dotted line yet.

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.