The difference is, Isaiah will get cheers at TD Garden, and Kyrie is likely to get booed at Quicken Loans Arena. The difference between us and Cavaliers fans!
Different circumstances. Look at how Boston fans treated Ray Allen, or Roger Clemens, or Johnny Damon.
Yeah, one guy asked to be traded and the other made it widely known how much he loved his city and wanted to be with the team for a long time.
Also, even after the trade, one guy talked about how much better the city he is now in is a better sports city and more lively, while the other guy says he still loves Boston and its fans (but may never speak to DA again).
As for Irving's comments, I think it's funny how he talks about Boston's nightlife like it's a positive. I guess when you come from Cleveland, it may seem that way. Let's hope he never gets an opportunity to go out in NYC, Miami, LA, or a number of other cities.