CLEVELAND - Cleveland fans have had their fair share of goodbyes this week from athlete superstars like Joe Haden and most recently, Kyrie Irving.
The deal between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics was reportedly finalized on Wednesday so Irving took to social media to express his love for the city of Cleveland and more importantly, thanking the city's die-hard fans.
The Cavaliers acquired Irving at the age of 19 when he was drafted with the first overall pick in the 2011 draft. Since then, fans and the NBA league have seen Irving develop his skills alongside LeBron James.
"My love extends way beyond the court I have for Cleveland and it will always be a place that's special because of the great people and experiences," he wrote on Instagram.
“I spent part of my life and my years in the NBA in such a great environment in Cleveland,” he said. I still can’t believe just the feats that we reached in a 6-year span and I’m truly grateful and I’m thankful.”