Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving tried to clear up any speculation that his fractured left kneecap was caused by tendonitis, and instead believed it was more of a “freak play” than it was anything related to the previous issues.
During a Wednesday afternoon press conference at Quicken Loans Arena, Irving said that after nearly two weeks of rest and rehabilitation, he had complete faith in his left knee heading into Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
“I was not any more susceptible,” Irving said. “My knee, in terms of the stability, was great. Obviously, there was a risk going out there playing anyway, no matter what, but in terms of everything that was inside of my knee, stability‑wise, everything was fine.
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