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.
— NBA 2K 2K18 (@NBA2K) September 7, 2017
According to the tweet, the new Irving cover will be released at a later date.