Tyronn Lue

Rude welcome: Irving set for return to 'rowdy' Cleveland

Kyrie Irving is coming home to where his NBA journey began six years ago.

There will be familiar faces and new sounds.

Traded to Boston this summer after he demanded the Cavaliers deal him so he could escape LeBron James' shadow, Irving will make his regular-season debut Tuesday night with the Celtics against his former team — and fans who loved him but may no longer be as adoring.

When Irving takes the floor in Quicken Loans Arena, the All-Star point guard will likely get the kind of reception he was accustomed to when he visited Boston or Golden State or Detroit while playing for Cleveland.

However, following a turbulent summer — including his recent slap...