Kyrie Irving largely avoided questions about his future following the Boston Celtics' Game 5 exit in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
“I’m going to be honest, I’m just trying to get back to Boston first, safely. See my family, decompress, do what human beings do,” said Irving.
Irving was asked if he was disappointed by their season and if he will consider re-signing with the Celtics.
“Truth be told, it’s no time to be disappointed," said Irving.
“You take your lessons, you take your ass-whipping that they handed us, and you move on. It’s a basketball journey. Obviously you want to keep playing, but they put a halt to that. They deserved this series, they wanted it, and I’m looking forward to seeing them go to the Eastern Conference finals and the next opponent. It was a great opponent for me to play against for the rest of my career because I know I won’t forget something like this, and the taste of defeat in this type of style, being down 1-4, I haven’t felt. For me, it’s just moving on to the next thing, and just seeing where that ends up.”