Nobody was ready for Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas to get traded.
It was reported earlier this offseason that Kyrie Irving wanted out of Cleveland. On Tuesday, Irving's wish was granted as he was traded to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick.
Like any big news, Twitter was quick to respond with plenty of great reactions.
👀— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 22, 2017
🤔— Rudy Gay (@RudyGay) August 22, 2017
Isaiah to the Cavs 👀 🏀— Michael Vick (@MichaelVick) August 22, 2017
Damn dog, my guy I.T. Deserve better. I understand it's a business but that dude did a lot of the organization. Only going to get better!— Evan Turner (@thekidet) August 22, 2017
Wooow. Who wins with that trade? 🤔— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) August 22, 2017
There were also plenty of great ideas on how J.R. Smith will react to the news.
And plenty of hot takes about what Danny Ainge has been doing when it comes to trading his assets for big players.
"It ain't trickin if you got it." - Danny Ainge— Michael Smith (@michaelsmith) August 22, 2017
Me: Danny Ainge never lets go of assets to get a star.— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) August 22, 2017
Also me: DANNY AINGE DON’T GIVE UP THAT BROOKLYN PICK WHAT ARE YOU DOING
seriously, ainge wouldn't throw in that pick to get jimmy butler but does as part of a huge kyrie package? what am i missing here?— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) August 22, 2017
Danny Ainge really dropped the ball by not landing a superstar this offseason. 🙄— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) August 23, 2017
"Given the chance to pair Kyrie Irving with a franchise cornerstone like Terry Rozier, we had to do it." - Danny Ainge— shamus (@shamus_clancy) August 22, 2017
And just plenty of other general Twitter hilarity.
LeBron called up Kyrie yesterday to ask him how he thought the eclipse worked and that was the final straw— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) August 23, 2017
Boston reporter: "Hello, I'm from the Globe."— Justin Spears (@JustinESports) August 22, 2017
Kyrie: "Excuse me?"
I'm in Rome, it's 1:30 a.m. and my wife may be considering divorce. I leave analysis of Cavs-Celtics trade to my able colleagues. Good night— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) August 22, 2017
The best part of this trade however is that the two teams will meet on the first day of the NBA season when Boston travels to Cleveland on Oct. 17.