Kyrie Irving, Jae Crowder had amusing encounter before completion of their trade
Fate definitely has one crazy sense of humor, as Kyrie Irving and Jae Crowder both found out recently.
On Thursday, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin shared the amusing story of an encounter that Irving and Crowder had in Atlanta last weekend while their blockbuster trade sat in limbo due to concerns over Isaiah Thomas’ hip injury.
The NBA is a small world. Last weekend, when the Cavs-Celtics trade was on the ropes with Cleveland going back to Boston for additional compensation because of the state of Isaiah Thomas’ hip, Jae Crowder pulled his car into the Four Seasons in Atlanta. Who was in the car behind him? Kyrie Irving. The two approached each other and acknowledged the ridiculous timing. “There’s a lot going on right now, huh?” Crowder told Irving.
Rest assured, the trade was ultimately completed with Boston agreeing to send an additional second-rounder to Cleveland as part of their trade package for Irving. Both players sound rather pleased to be on their new teams, but their chance encounter is one they are sure to remember for a long, long time.