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Kyrie Irving speaks out on his injury that kept him out of tonight’s game

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving, the ball-handling wizard and phenomenal clutch shooter, has been having an incredible season for the Boston Celtics. After hitting the go-ahead 3-pointer to give the Cavaliers a Game 7 victory over the 73-win Golden State Warriors, Irving cemented himself in league history as one of the dynamic players to ever play on the NBA’s greatest stage.

Yet, somehow, Irving was ridiculed for demanding a trade to leave the shadow of his former teammate LeBron James. Ironically, Irving has led the Celtics to a better record than the Cavaliers, and his Celtics team could be a threat to James if they should meet in the postseason.

Though, it now appears that Irving and the Celtics have stumbled into a potential roadblock. In the Celtics’ loss against the Houston Rockets on Saturday, Irving injured his knee. This injury initially scared many people due to the fact that Irving has had injury problems in the past with his knees. In fact, the ball-dominant point guard is known for his electric style of play, that can put strain on his knees after a while.

On Monday, Irving confidently spoke out about his knee injury and what it means for him moving forward, per Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe.

“I just want to make sure I’m as healthy as possible. At this point in the season it’s just about the big picture. I’m just trying to stay smart and kind of get out of my own way, and when it feels good, just get back out there.”

The Celtics are currently have the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. Irving’s injury could be a concern for the Celtics if they try to pursue the top spot in the East. In any case, Irving just wants to be healthy, and that seems to be the his and the Celtics’ top priority moving forward.