Bob Finnan of the News-Herald initially broke the news of Kyrie Irving’s possibly troublesome MRI.
@wayneembryskids MRI confirmed irving had a sore/hyperextended knee
— Bob Finnan (@BobCavsinsider) February 28, 2013
A sore knee is nothing to sniff at and here’s hoping it is not serious. Irving had his coming out party at All Star Weekend; he won the 3 point shootout with some blistering shooting and had the best ankle breaking crossover of the weekend in the Rookie-Sophmore Game. Finnan also reported that Irving could return to the court Friday; the MRI was apparently precautionary, which was a wise move by the Cleveland Cavaliers to not rush things with Irving.
Cavs guard Kyrie Irving had an MRI on his right knee in Chicago. He could be back on the court Friday.
— Bob Finnan (@BobCavsinsider) February 27, 2013
The Cavaliers need to be super careful with their franchise player, especially considering that if they continue to add talent around him, then the possible reunion of LeBron James to the Cavs would be a more distinctive possibility. Would Cavalier fans welcome James back with open arms? That is hard to say given how he left and the spiteful letter owner Dan Gilbert issued to fans in the heat of the moment afterwards. Something tells me though, that if the best player in the game wanted to return to Cleveland, then Gilbert and Cavs’ fans would eventually get over it.
Just keep Kyrie Irving healthy until then, and maybe we can find out.