While the All-Star Game assembly between Irving and Kevin Durant has gained lots of attention in the years since it occurred, a new book details the origins of the joining of superstars at Brooklyn.
Back in an excerpt posted online by the book"Can't Knock The Hustle," writer Matt Sullivan details a night Durant spent at Irving's Massachusetts home in January 2019, in which both players had one of their first serious discussions about producing a tandem move in free agency in the approaching summer.
Previously, Sullivan had shared a page from his book, in which a friend of Irving explained that talks with Bill Russell in addition to general knowledge of Boston's racial history payable to Irving's choice to depart the Celtics.
Brett Carroll, Irving's friend, advised Sullivan:"And he also realized,'Wait a minute: I'm trying to champion Boston, but now I'm taking a look at the history of Boston, is this a city that I want to winner? When it comes to their racial history and stuff like that... is Boston the kind of place I wish to reflect?'"