So much talent, such brittle bones. Cleveland Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving is out at least 4 weeks due to a fractured finger. Shocker. The Cleveland training staff nearly has a heart attack every time this kid sneezes for fear of him dislocating a disk in his back. As a Duke fan, I’ve followed Kyrie Irving since he signed his letter of intent to play for the Blue Devils. He was awesome for the short time that Duke had him, but he missed most of his Freshman (and only) season due to an injured toe. Regardless, he still went #1 overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA draft.
Playing for one of the NBA’s youngest teams, the Cavs PG currently averages 22.9 points and 5.6 assists per game. With Derrick Rose missing most of the year due to injury and Jeremy Lin playing in the West, the starting PG position on the East All-Star team was Irving’s for the taking, but that may be out of the question now.
It’s fitting that Irving plays the part of “Uncle Drew” in his Pepsi Max commercials, because his bones are about as healthy as a 70-year-old man who drinks nothing but soda. If you live under a rock and haven’t seen the commercial, here it is:
That old man with NBA talent absolutely schooled those middle-aged white guys who probably average less than 8 points per game in their rec leagues! Uncle Drew got game! And check out those hot girls dressed to the 9 chugging Pepsi Max! It’s just like every pick-up game I’ve ever been to.
Seriously though, it’s sad that Kyrie Irving keeps getting hurt. He’s only 20, but his paper-mache bones haven’t been treating him well in his early career. While Greg Oden is the king of brittle bones, it’s safe to crown Irving as the Prince of calcium deficiency. Hopefully he bounces back sooner than later. Get well soon, Uncle Drew.