Despite rumors that he wanted to leave Cleveland, superstar Kyrie Irving has inked a five-year contract extension with the Cavaliers, worth $90 million, reports ESPN.com. It’s the maximum allowed under the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement.
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert tweeted the news early Tuesday (July 1). “Looking forward to the next 6 years of @KyrieIrving in CLE. Just shook hands &intend to sign on the 10th.Cant be more excited about @cavs,” he tweeted.
Irving tweeted his excitement as well. “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”
With one year remaining on his contract, the agreement will go into effect next season and will run through the 2019-20 season.
The contract cannot be officially signed until July 10.
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