I was sitting here trying to watch Tiger Woods’ return to the Masters like any other guy my age is doing at work and then the news broke that Kyrie Irving would — shocker — be missing the rest of the regular season and the playoffs for the Celtics, who now figure to get bounced early and get some extra weeks of rest and relaxation. The BDs immediately pounced, driving Kyrie to the top trending topic on Twitter.
Some think this is karma for the Celtics trying to fleece the Cavs. Some think this is IT getting his revenge for sending him packing to Cleveland. Some think this is a sign that Bron walks right into the Eastern Finals like that wasn’t going to happen anyway.
What’s clear is that the EC gets less interesting unless the 76ers can figure out a way to challenge, maybe take someone to 7 games.
Kyrie released this on IG:
The hardest thing to do sometimes is accept the uncontrollable things life throws at you. You try consistently to learn, grow, and prepare everyday to equip your mind, body, and spirit with tools to deal with some of those things, but I feel when those moments arise they all give you a sense of unfulfillment, simply because it puts some of your professional journey and goals on a brief hold. It’s simply a test of your perseverance and Will, to be present, even in the wake of what’s going on. In this case, finding out I have an infection in my knee is definitely a moment that I now accept and move past without holding on to the all the what ifs, proving the nay-Sayers completely f***ing wrong, and accomplishing the goals I’ve set out for the team and myself. This season was only a snapshot of what’s to come from me. Trust Me. “The journey back to the top of Mt. Everest continues.” #StandingRockSiouxTribe
Let’s go Celtics!! Celtics fans, I look forward to hearing how loud it gets in the TD Garden during the playoffs and experiencing how intense the environment gets. Thank you all!
#NEBHInjuryReport Kyrie Irving will undergo a procedure this Saturday to remove two screws implanted in his patella from an injury suffered during the 2015 NBA Finals.
He is expected to make a full recovery in 4-5 months. https://t.co/WKQfPlUZ0u
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 5, 2018