Kyrie Irving made some very happy people out of Boston Celtics fans on Thursday night, and he's looking to make them even happier in future.
The former Cleveland Cavaliers point guard switched to Boston green last summer and there were fears he could leave in free agency at the end of the upcoming season. But the supremely talented guard has likely put those worries to rest after announcing that he plans on re-signing with the team when he becomes a free agent.
“If you guys will have me back, I plan on re-signing here," Irving told fans at an event at the TD Garden on Thursday.
According to The Athletic, Irving wants Pelicans star Anthony Davis to join him in Boston and has already discussed the matter with the towering center.
Los Angeles is also reported to be a prime destination for the player, who won't be a free agent next season but could be the subject of a trade deal.
"Several league sources have said they believe Davis could end up either with the Celtics or Lakers if the Pelicans were to move him," the source's report reads.
"If he landed with the Celtics, he'd be reunited with former Team USA teammate Irving. The two have already spoken about what it would be like to play together in Boston, according to a league source."
The Celtics already have an impressive lineup and are one of the most exciting teams in the NBA at the moment, boasting the likes of Irving, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier.
Boston managed to make it to the Eastern Conference Finals last season bereft of their two main stars, Irving and Hayward, last season and there's no telling just how good they could be now that the duo is back.
Add Davis to the mix and they'd be even a scarier bunch. But it would probably take a lot more than Kyrie's beckoning to get the 25-year-old star out of New Orleans.