Kyrie Irving to Celtics Fans: 'If You Guys Will Have Me Back, I Plan on Re-Signing Here'

Kyrie Irving has reportedly given a verbal commitment to Celtics ownership that he wants to re-sign with them in the offseason.
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At the Celtics' Fan Fest event Thursday night, Kyrie Irving assured the crowd that he plans on re-signing this offseason when he can becomes a free agent.

"If you guys will have me back, I plan on re-signing here," Irving told a crowd to raucous applause in TD Garden.

Last week, in an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols the five-time All-Star said, "Even if I ever try to think about that thought of going elsewhere, it would be like, 'What are you thinking?' We're pretty f------ good here."

Additionally, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that Irving has made a verbal commitment to Boston ownership that he plans to stay long-term.

Irving addressed the subject further in speaking with reporters Friday morning. 

"I just have every intent to sign back, I just wanted to clear it up," Irving said. He added that one day he hopes his name will be part of Celtics history.

Watch the Irving's full responses below: 

In his one season with the Celtics, Irving averaged 24.4 points and 5.1 assists in 60 games. A lingering knee issue forced him to shut his season down early and miss the postseason. The 26-year-old from Duke will be entering his eighth NBA season this year.