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How Cavs fans reacted to Kyrie Irving's anti-Cleveland jab

How Cavs fans reacted to Kyrie Irving's anti-Cleveland jab

"It's exciting to be back on the East Coast", he said.

The NBA's least-well-kept secret of the summer of 2017 was how much Kyrie Irving wanted off the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Irving sees a "vast difference" between life in Boston and Cleveland, where he spent the first six years of his National Basketball Association career.

Irving played his high school ball in New Jersey, before departing for a single season to play collegiately at Duke in North Carolina.

The difference between Boston and Cleveland is practically night and day. And then you move to the East Coast - into Boston - and it's so real [and] alive.

Kyrie Irving isn't being subtle: He wants you to know that Cleveland is a bad city, and Boston is better.

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Therefore, the two cities couldn't be more different in his mind.

While Boston has traditionally been regarded as a true sports town, the Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians have kept that city on the map in recent years. Irving would go on to talk about the differences in culture and food and people - obvious facts.

"Boston, I'm driving in and (thinking), 'I'm really playing in a real, live sports city?'" Irving told reporters Wednesday, according to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer. Unsurprisingly, he left out those shots in his farewell note on Instagram. "It will Always be Love and respect Cleveland".

If he wasn't before, Kyrie Irving is bound to be booed now.

But this is the first time Irving has taken a swipe towards Cleveland.