Kyrie Irving says he intends to remain a member of the Boston Celtics beyond this season.

Kyrie is entering the final year of the five-year, $94 million contract he signed with Cleveland before the 2015-16 season. 

He has a player option for the 2019-20 season and can become an unrestricted free agent after that.

Former Celtics great Paul Pierce told ESPN that Irving opting to return would be a smart move for his legacy.

“I think that’s a legacy decision and for him to see the potential of that team moving forward in Boston,” Pierce said. “Winning a championship in Boston is different than winning one in Cleveland. He will be immortalized if he wins in Boston.”

Definitely a smart move for Kyrie. You don’t want to have that KD label of jumping ship. Uncle Drew in bean-town seems like a great fit.