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NBA pros, fans react to Irving-Thomas megatrade

By: - Content Strategist / @KIbarrolaINQ
/ 01:11 PM August 23, 2017

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).

READ: Cavaliers trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas — source

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.

Screen Grab from Twitter

Some, meanwhile, let the emojis do the talking, highlighted by Rudy Gobert’s apparent shot at Isaiah Thomas for his earlier tweet.

Screen Grab from Twitter

Screen Grab from Twitter

Portland Trailblazers guard Evan Turner also chimed in, acknowledging Thomas’ massive contributions to the Celtics for the past two and a half seasons.

Screen Grab from Twitter/@thekidet

Meanwhile, NBA fans also took to Twitter to address the trade, with some offering humorous responses.  /ra

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