Brian Windhorst wrote a short piece on Kyrie Irving’s fantastic night at the Garden. He’s definitely right on a few accounts- Kyrie’s the best guard to enter the league since Derrick Rose, and he almost certainly will be a top-10 player in the NBA very soon. But he paints an overall grim picture of Kyrie’s career arc with his skepticism towards his injury history. His main point is that you can only have so many freak injuries before a pattern emerges. While I see the logic behind such a statement, it really doesn’t seem fair, especially in reaction to the fractured jaw suffered against the Bucks. It came off a hard foul from Luc Mbah a Moute, and these types of injuries are called “freak” for a reason. I don’t think we have any real reason to be worried about Kyrie Irving’s injury history. It’s not like he has Stephen Curry ankles, or Greg Oden knees. But please, Uncle Drew: never slap a wall again.
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