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Reggie Miller reveals the unusual way Kyrie Irving found out about trade to Boston

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The biggest trade of the offseason saw Kyrie Irving join the Boston Celtics after he surprisingly requested a move away from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The silky ball-handler was reportedly unwilling to continue playing with LeBron James and wanted to become a leader of his own franchise.

When the news of his trade to Boston broke, it sent shockwaves throughout the NBA world and almost blew up social media.

Most of us found out about the deal in conventional ways but Kyrie learned about the news in bizarre fashion.

The four-time All-Star spent much of the summer filming for his 'Uncle Drew' movie and discovered the trade on set.

NBA Hall of Famer Reggie Miller - who features in the movie - recently revealed how many of the cast members got alerts on their phones when the news surfaced, but Irving was without his so he and Chris Webber decided to break the news to him.

"We're on this small van getting ready to shoot a scene and all of our phones ding at the same time, except for Kyrie. He didn't have his phone," Miller said.

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"And we looked at our phones, and C-Webb, he looked at us like 'Kyrie Irving's been traded to Boston, right?' And we're looking at one another like, 'should we tell him?' Obviously we had to tell him cause he was like right in front of us. So we all showed him the phone.

"It was so funny, his expression was funny. He was like, 'Huh. OK, let's do this.' And that's how we all found out that he had been traded to the Boston Celtics."

It's certainly not the time or the place in which the point guard expected to find out that he was heading to a new team but he's definitely delighted to have made the move to Boston.

Since arriving in Beantown, he's spoken about becoming a "complete point guard" and recently took a dig at Cleveland by stating that he's finally in a "real live sports city".

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The 25-year-old will ironically make his regular season debut against his former team at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night in an eagerly-anticipated clash.

There's no telling what kind of reception he'll receive from the Wine and Gold faithful but he's willing to take it all in his stride as he insists "it's just hoops".

After reaching three straight finals with the Cavs, Irving's job is to now end that streak and overcome the king of the Eastern Conference in LeBron.

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Eastern Conference
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Boston Celtics
Atlantic Division
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Kyrie Irving
LeBron James

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