Takeaways from Kyrie Irving’s appearance on First Take

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Monday marked one of the first times we've been able to hear from Kyrie Irving since his introductory press conference with the Celtics last month. The All-Star point guard was on the receiving end of some less friendly questioning this time around in an extended appearance on ESPN's First Take program with Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman.

The pair of pundits grilled Irving for several segments (painfully at times) on his decision to move on from Cleveland as well as what lies ahead in Boston. Rather than force you folks to watch the entire appearance in full (Irving participated in non-NBA talk segments as well), here is a collection of notable takeaways from the lengthy interview.