It was no surprise that Kyrie Irving’s trade request was finally fulfilled. The surprise to some came when they found out where he was going: The Boston Celtics.
To make the trade work, Boston would have to give up Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and a first round draft pick. While it seems like the Celtics got the better end of the deal, many in Boston felt like they’d given up on I.T. For a while, he had been the heart and soul of the team.
And while many have given their thoughts on the topic, Steph Curry has become the latest to speak out. Here’s what he had to say on the whole thing:
“Nothing in this league surprises me. But there are some things that might be a head turner. You’re never thinking that coming off three straight Finals appearances that [the Cleveland Cavaliers] would shake up their lineup like that. But you go through history, you see blockbuster trades. You see trade demands from high-caliber All-Stars and superstars in the league. So it won’t be the first time and won’t be the last time. When something like that happens, it’s like fireworks. It’s obviously a reflection of how popular the NBA is right now. It is kind of good for the league that teams are trying to shake things up to try and get better and win championships because that’s what it’s all about.”
He may be the first person to call the trade good for the league. But when you think about it, he has a point. Every time a blockbuster trade is made, it draws attention and makes things more interesting for everyone.
The bottom line is, super teams have the whole league shaken up. The Warriors are so dominant, that other teams have to make trades like this to have any hope of catching up. With the competition rising and the rosters constantly changing, the league has finally got the ultimate recipe to keep the world hooked on its drama.