Kyrie Irving injury proves 2021 NBA Playoffs is really cursed
The 2020-2021 NBA season has been filled with a ton of injuries. The 2021 NBA Playoffs have been no exception, as star players have gone down time and time again, with Brooklyn Nets guards Kyrie Irving and James Harden being the latest stars to get injured amid a playoff run.
Oddly enough, history has been made, although it isn’t exactly a good piece of history.
Kyrie Irving will be the 7th different All-Star to miss a playoff game this year, the most in a season in NBA history.
He joins a list that already includes Anthony Davis, James Harden, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Jaylen Brown and Joel Embiid. pic.twitter.com/YgatlyMONX
— Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) June 14, 2021
It has been a very rough postseason for just about every team. The Utah Jazz watched Mike Conley go down and were without Donovan Mitchell for Game 1. The Philadelphia 76ers watched Joel Embiid go down before making a return. The Washington Wizards tried to endure an injury to Russell Westbrook.
The Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t make up for the loss of Anthony Davis, and now the Nets are without both James Harden and Kyrie Irving as injuries continue to throw wrenches in the team’s postseason plans.
It is rather strange, and we haven’t even reached the Western Conference Finals yet. The Boston Celtics missed Jaylen Brown immensely and couldn’t do much against the Nets.
The Nets were title favorites heading into the playoffs and were looking more and more like title contenders after taking the first two games against the Milwaukee Bucks before dropping the next two.
Either way, this season– and the playoffs– have been devastated by injuries.