He can’t wear his usual No. 2.
Earlier today, the Boston Celtics revealed that Kyrie Irving will wear No. 11 next season. Irving wore No. 2 throughout his tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but that number is retired in Beantown for legendary head coach Red Auerbach.
So why did Kyrie choose No. 11? Well, that’s the number he wore his senior year of high school at St. Patrick’s in Elizabeth, N.J. The No. 1 he wore at Duke is also retired by the Celtics.
Additionally, Irving’s father wore No. 11 when he played at Boston University in the 1980s.
— Casey Baker (@CaseyBake16) August 23, 2017
The No. 11 looks good on Kyrie, so it shouldn’t take much time for people to adjust to his new digits.
How he adjusts to his new team, and how his old team plays with its new pieces will be the deciding factors in the Eastern Conference next season.