Kyrie Irving signed a five-year maximum contract extension with the Cavaliers worth $90 million, even though there were rumors that he was wanted out of Cleveland. Owner Dan Gilbert tweeted the news early Tuesday morning.
— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) July 1, 2014
Gilbert, Cavs GM David Griffin, new coach David Blatt along with other team officials traveled to Irving’s home in New Jersey and presented him with the offer shortly after midnight. Irving wasted no time in agreeing to terms shortly after the deal was presented.
I'm here for the long haul Cleveland!!! and I'm ecstatic!! Super excited and blessed to be here and apart of something special.#ClevelandKID
— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) July 1, 2014
Irving has been in two straight All-Star games and was named MVP of last year’s festival in New Orleans.