Plagued with a bummed knee and sprained left shoulder, superior Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will miss the next three weeks and won’t be able to return until only about 10 games remain on the schedule.
The 20-year-old Irving, who has averaged 23.0 points, 5.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds over 49 contests, gives Cavaliers fans a reason to hope, believe and watch.
Regardless, as a collection of struggling bastards at 22-42, Irving, the winner of the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Award, should be permanently shelved until the 2013-2014 campaign commences.
The 6-foot-3, 190 pound Irving, an Australian-American who the Cavs picked out of Duke University with the first overall selection in the 2011 NBA Draft, is a truly unique player with limitless potential.
After hometown turncoat LeBron James abandoned “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Capital of the World” in favor of “The Sunshine State” in July 2010, basketball essentially became a profane word in Cleveland.
Thankfully for Cavs fans, Irving, a 2013 All-Star who played 11 entire games as a Blue Devil due to a toe wound, is capable of leading a squad to glory if surrounded by an efficient supporting cast.
Plus, sans Irving, the Cavs will undoubtedly flounder and land one of the top choices in the draft on June 27.
Hence, rather than placing Irving in any jeopardy, the former Blue Devil should be shutdown.
As the future on the hardwood in “The Forest City,” Kyrie Irving must become a glorified Cleveland Cavaliers cheerleader for the rest of the springtime.by