Kyrie Irving doesn't anticipate continuing his NBA career into his late thirties.
"No, no," Irving said with a smile before the Celtics held morning shootaround ahead of the game. "Once I'm done with this, hopefully in my early-to-mid-30s, I'm done with this."
Irving is 26 years old and entered the NBA after one season of college at Duke.
"I love basketball itself," Irving said. "But everything that comes with it? It doesn't really matter to me, in terms of my life. I enjoy the game, I enjoy being with my teammates, playing every single day.
"Being an NBA player, this is a dream I've had since I was a kid. I think everything else that comes with it doesn't hold the same stature it once did.
"But I enjoy it, though. I love this game."
Irving will be a free agent this offseason and previously stated he plans to re-sign with the Celtics.