Reggie Miller Tells Story Of Standing Next To Kyrie Irving When He Was Traded

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Reggie Miller Tells Story Of Standing Next To Kyrie Irving When He Was Traded


Could you imagine where Kyrie Irving was or what his initial reaction was when he was traded to the Boston Celtics this summer? Well, according to Hall of Famer Reggie Miller, Irving was on the set of his upcoming film, Uncle Drew.

Miller, as well as Sacramento Kings great Chris Webber, and three-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Nate Robinson, who all star in the film, were shooting a scene when all three of their cell phone’s received notifications about the trade except for Irving’s. Miller didn’t know if they should be the ones to tell Irving about the blockbuster deal, but wound up doing so, and he shook it off like it was nothing. In an exclusive Turner Sports press conference, Miller told Mikey Domagala of the suprising story and how it unfolded.


“Chris [Webber], Nate [Robinson] and I were on the Uncle Drew movie set with Kyrie Irving,” Miller began. “ We’re getting ready to shoot a scene, and all of our phones ‘ding’ at the same time. Kyrie didn’t have his phone. [Webber whispered that] Kyrie’s been traded to Boston, and we’re all looking at eachother like ‘should we tell em? So we all showed him the phone and he was like ‘oh, okay. Let’s do this,” Miller said.


Miller was stunned Irving showed no emotion seconds after the news broke.


“He wasn’t sad, he wasn’t excited… that’s how we all found out Kyrie Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics,” Miller concluded.


Though rumors were swirling around the league prior to being traded, nobody thought the deal would be between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. The two teams are rivals competing in the same conference who decided to stun the world with one decision based around two premier point guards.

Nobody was as fired up as Chris Webber when he heard the news; he gets to call the opening night battle between the new look Cavaliers and Celtics.


“And right after that, I looked at Reggie [Miller] and said, you already know who’s calling that game opening night,” Webber laughed.


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