Lil Rel Says Kyrie Irving Found Out He Was Traded While Filming “Uncle Drew”


We all know that Kyrie Irving was thrilled when he found out he was traded to the Boston Celtics back in August, but last night we learned some behind the scenes details  where he was when it all went down, and just how excited he was.

On the Oscar’s red carpet last night, Lil Rel Howery explained that he was on the set the “Uncle Drew” movie with Kyrie when the All-Star point guard got the call. According to Lil Rel, who will star in the “Uncle Drew” movie along with Kyrie Irving, here’s how things played out on set right after the news broke.

So far this season Irving is averaging 24.8 points per game to go along with 5.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds per night. The Celtics, 44-20, are currently sitting in second in the Eastern Conference, just two games back the Toronto Raptors, and seven games up on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“Uncle Drew,” featuring a cast elder ballers that includes Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber, Nate Robinson and Lisa Leslie, will hit theaters on June 29th.