Knicks fans can finally be quiet.
Kyrie Irving, the prodigal son of New York (well, New Jersey), has verbally committed to staying in Boston past this season. His first public confirmation came at a fan event at TD Garden on Thursday night, where he needed to stand up off his chair and approach mid-court to announce the big news.
Irving has reportedly been communicating this sentiment to the Boston front office over the past couple weeks. Recently, we saw Irving and Gordon Hayward in an interview with Rachel Nichols, and Irving mentioned that you'd have to be crazy to leave an organization like Boston when there is such a talented young core
Sources: As Boston star Kyrie Irving says at Celtics fan event that he plans to re-sign with the team next summer, Irving has also communicated with Boston ownership over past several weeks and verbally committed plans to stay long-term.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 4, 2018
Just a month and a half ago, ESPN's forecast panel gave the Knicks a 47 percent chance of signing Irving next summer and gave Boston only a 44 percent chance of re-signing their young star.
A lot can change in a short amount of time in the NBA, and at the moment, it doesn't seem like Irving