NBA pros, fans react to Irving-Thomas megatrade
The Kyrie Irving trade talks have somehow reached a stalemate, up until the Boston Celtics shocked the world and announced that they had acquired the prolific point guard in a blockbuster swap on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 23, 2017
The seemingly out-of-nowhere trade sent shock waves to the league, considering it involved the top two teams in the Eastern Conference and two of the NBA’s most skilled guards.
NBA pros quickly shared their reactions on Twitter, in what may be the biggest deal in this action-packed off-season.
Fellow NBA guards Jordan Clarkson, Elfrid Payton, Jamal Crawford , Eric Bledsoe and Terrence Ross weighed in on the league’s latest massive shake-up.
Some, meanwhile, let the emojis do the talking, highlighted by Rudy Gobert’s apparent shot at Isaiah Thomas for his earlier tweet.
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) July 2, 2017
Portland Trailblazers guard Evan Turner also chimed in, acknowledging Thomas’ massive contributions to the Celtics for the past two and a half seasons.
Meanwhile, NBA fans also took to Twitter to address the trade, with some offering humorous responses. /ra
“Why Kyrie 3 feet shorter” pic.twitter.com/FRLFvoDHQI
— ainge pls (@MPleasing69) August 22, 2017
It needed a slight adjustment, but this is basically what a Kyrie-Isaiah swap looks like. pic.twitter.com/x1dkCTF9R1
— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) August 22, 2017
Kyrie-for-Isaiah the strongest evidence yet we live in a simulation
— Dylan Scott (@dylanlscott) August 22, 2017
Kyrie Irving for Isaiah Thomas would mean trading the No. 1 pick for the 60th pick from the 2011 draft.
— Chris Martin Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) August 22, 2017
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