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"NBA 2K18" updates cover with Kyrie Irving donning Celtics jersey

The trade rumors had been swirling for weeks, but when Kyrie Irving was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Boston Celtics in late August, the entire basketball world erupted in shock.

The folks over at NBA 2K might have foreshadowed a move, but with Irving as their "NBA 2K18" cover star, it meant that they would have to alter the game after originally releasing his rating and look as a Cav.

On Thursday morning, fans got a taste of the new-look cover with Irving donning a Celtics jersey.

Warning: This will sting for Cavs fans.

According to the tweet, the new Irving cover will be released at a later date.

NBA 2K players will finally get to test out Irving and fellow new Celtic Gordon Hayward when the popular video game is released on Sept. 15.

--Isaac Chipps