BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics and Cavaliers pulled off the rarest of rare trades on Tuesday night, as the two best teams in the Eastern Conference from last season swapped two star players. The Cavs sent the Celtics Kyrie Irving, the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, for a package headlined by Isaiah Thomas, the 60th pick in the same draft.

And, of course, Twitter reacted accordingly.

There was the typical variety of instant reactions to the trade on Twitter, and considering the magnitude and rare nature of the deal, it felt like the Twittersphere got even crazier. Reactions ranged from sadness over the Celtics losing Isaiah to jokes on top of jokes.

Here is a collection of the best tweets in response to the Irving-for-Isaiah trade …

GIFs, memes, and jokes…

…Including quite a bit of flat Earth references.

Props for Danny Ainge…

And between all that, heartfelt tributes for Isaiah.

This is certainly only the beginning of the tweets you’ll see in Boston about the trade, Celtics-Cavs, and the Earth being round.


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