Former Cavs Guard Kyrie Irving Slams Cleveland as Not a Real Sports City

Former Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving left Cleveland saying ‘thank you’ to the city in a video, but comments today captured in a tweet by AP’s Tom Withers, points to Irving now thinking a different way about the city he was drafted to play in.

Read the comments in the tweet below:

This goes quite a bit against what Irving said back on August 31st, when he did a video giving a lot of praise to the city.

“I spent part of my life and my years in the NBA in Cleveland in such a great environment, being there from the start in 2011 and now coming to an end in 2017, which is still crazy in my mind,” Irving said back on the video.

Whatever the case, Irving is going to get a taste of the city he left next Tuesday, when the Cavs open the season on October 17th at home vs Boston.

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Matt Loede

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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