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& # 39; I'm happy to be in Brooklyn & # 39;

Kyrie Irving grew up in West Orange, New Jersey, and in his first public comments since he agreed to join the Brooklyn Nets for a four-year deal, he said, "Home is where my heart is."

Irving, 27, adds that his NBA journey brought him to BK, where he wants his "legacy to continue."

Kyrie convinced superfree agent Kevin Durant to join him in The Big Apple, where they will undoubtedly be the city's princes.

Per The AP:

"It was fourth grade. I just finished watching the Nets in the Final," says Irving in a Roc Nation Sports video. "And when I knew that this is a dream I want to fulfill, I had to manifest it. I had to go get it. I had to spend my time, I had to spend my hours. I had to work relentlessly on a craft and do it with the passion and love that nobody could take away from us.

"Home is where my heart is," he continues, "and it has always been there."

He might have to wait a year to play with Durant, who might miss next season while recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. But with Irving committing the offense and having a promising young team around him, the Nets must be a playoff team, even while Durant is recovering.

"I would not change anything about this trip," said Irving. "It brought me back here and that is home, and home is my family. At home I want to continue my legacy. And I'm glad I'm in Brooklyn. & # 39;

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