Cleveland Cavs' Kyrie Irving tribute planned during opening game against Boston Celtics

Cleveland Cavs' Kyrie Irving tribute planned during opening game against Boston Celtics

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Cavaliers generated plenty of headlines during the 2017 off-season, many of which were less than upbeat.

It all started just after a demoralizing 4-1 NBA Finals performance against the Golden State Warriors this past June.

Rumors swirled that Kyrie Irving wanted to leave.

Eventually, he got his wish and was sent to the Boston Celtics.

Despite whatever drama existed, it now appears that both sides are ready to move on -- especially the Cleveland Cavaliers -- who are planning to present a Kyrie Irving tribute video during the opening game between the Cavs and Celtics Tuesday night at The Q, according to CBSsports.com.

Cleveland received all-star guard Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Boston's 2018 first-round draft pick in exchange for Irving.

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