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Here's Kyrie Irving's rambling farewell to Cleveland

02 September 2017

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, while the trade might not get completely voided, it's no longer a done deal in its current form after Thomas underwent a physical exam with the Cavaliers on Friday.

Cavs general manager Koby Altman confirmed the agreement to the Akron Beacon Journal.

Kyrie Irving does, and as the newest member of the Boston Celtics, Irving recorded a farewell video to his spurned team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In the original trade deal, National Basketball Association reported that the Cavaliers agreed to send Irving to the Celtics but apart from Thomas, they will also take Jae Crowder, rookie center Ante Zizic, and also the first round draft pick in 2018 of the Brooklyn Nets.

"The trade is now complete", the teams said in their statement.

With this, latest reports likewise confirmed that the Cavs and the Celtic were both facing a 10 a.m. deadline to finalize the deal.

Irving got his wish and as a result, the new Celtic finds himself at odds with the Cavs, with Boston and Cleveland considered the top-two teams in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics must replace four starters and will have at least five rookies on their roster this season.

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Cincinnati snapped a 14-game losing streak to NY dating to 2014 and an eight-game head-to-head skid at Great American Ball Park. He signed a minor-league deal with Toronto two weeks ago. "He's been doing that for a few years now", said Gibbons of Sale.

However the final confirmation was held up amid concerns over a hip injury that Thomas is now recovering from.

He added: "There's never been an indication that I wouldn't be back, and there's never been an indication that this is something messing up my career".

He chose to postpone the surgery and instead opted to rest.

While seemingly experiencing a rocky relationship with Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James, Irving appeared to take a jab at his now former teammate before leaving the podium.

If there is one thing to take away from the Celtics' introductory press conference for Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, it's that Irving is looking forward to being part of a team.

Thomas is entering the final year of his contract and will hit free agency along with LeBron James in 2018. The Celtics maintained they provided the necessary information to the Cavs.

However, ESPN analyst Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday that the Cavaliers are not looking for any further compensation in response to Thomas' injury, according to a August 29 Bleacher Report article.

Here's Kyrie Irving's rambling farewell to Cleveland