On Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to a bombshell trade in which the team sent disgruntled point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 first-rounder. As expected, Twitter lost its collective mind on the heels of the most dramatic trade in a whirlwind NBA offseason.
Let’s start with the Celtics faithful having mixed feelings about acquiring an NBA champion, but losing a player who is responsible for helping revitalize the franchise.
when you have to trade Isaiah for Kyrie pic.twitter.com/KzvNPfKaPg
— Meredith Renee (@merewilsh) August 22, 2017
Cleveland fans were fairly blunt about how they felt about Irving’s departure.
Thanks Kyrie for the help getting that ring but don't let the door hit ya on the way out. Dick pic.twitter.com/dYEzlzd4Ae
— Gianna (@GiannaPolenske) August 22, 2017
The LeBron-Irving duo is no more.
Kyrie breaks it off with LeBron pic.twitter.com/LXub9cb1Bi
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 23, 2017
J.R. Smith is going to have to get used to a new, shorter point guard in Cleveland.
"When kyrie start wearing headbands?" pic.twitter.com/QEMxADi9Hu
— corey williams (@williamscorey4) August 22, 2017
Knicks fans are unsurprisingly disappointed that they were unable to land the West Orange, New Jersey native in Irving.
— (((Netta-Lee Lax))) (@NLax33) August 22, 2017
Knicks fans what y'all going to do with all these photoshopped images of Kyrie? pic.twitter.com/BIXzBCfKAg
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) August 22, 2017
What are the ramifications for LeBron James’ impending free agency next offseason?
This is LeBron finding out he could be getting Isaiah Thomas in place of a pissy Kyrie Irving. pic.twitter.com/nqegEvTRBN
— Matt Young (@Chron_MattYoung) August 22, 2017
Lebron James trying to get out of Cleveland after the Kyrie trade like: pic.twitter.com/37mSVr9Zrf
— Lynch (@POTUS_Lynch) August 22, 2017
Cavs: We traded Kyrie
LeBron: For who???
Cavs: Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder
— Legends (@LegendsofCH) August 22, 2017
Even other NBA players had to weigh in on the deal.
— Tyler Ennis (@TylerEnnis) August 22, 2017
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) August 22, 2017
My favorite part of the Kyrie trade is that @NBA2K has to photoshop his jersey on the 2K18 boxart AGAIN.
— Scott Saadey (@ssaadey) August 22, 2017
— Hagi (@_HagiWorld) August 23, 2017
Will Dwyane Wade be joining IT and LeBron in Cleveland via a buyout in the future?
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 22, 2017
@World_Wide_Wob perfectly summed up this absolutely insane NBA offseason.
Seeing Isaiah leave but Kyrie arrive pic.twitter.com/xV2UZjsNJ4
— Bostons Diehards (@BDiehards) August 22, 2017