Kyrie Irving missed game because of bed bugs
So why was Kyrie Irving out of Sunday’s game in Oklahoma City.
The Cavaliers star guard said following Monday’s loss to Detroit that he left the nationally televised game against the Thunder after playing just 9 minutes because he was “freaked out” and tired after he was bitten on the head by bed bugs.
“Just imagine how freaked out you’d be if you saw friggin’ five, big-*** bed bugs just sitting on your pillow. I woke up itching, and I’m just looking around, and I’m like, ‘Are you serious right now?’ It was 3 a.m., and I was so tired at that point. It was, whatever,” Irving told ESPN.
he Cavaliers stayed in the historic Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City on Saturday night.
According to ESPN, when Irving left Sunday’s game after nine minutes, the team said he was dealing with flu-like symptoms. However, he said that was a coverup to help him deal with being tired after sleeping for just three hours.
“Just imagine how freaked out you’d be if you saw friggin’ five, big bed bugs just sitting on your pillow,” he said. “I woke up itching and I’m just looking around and I’m like, ‘Are you serious right now? It was 3 a.m. and I was so tired at that point.”
Despite playing most of the game without Irving, the Cavs beat the Thunder 115-92.
Irving said he felt better Monday, when he scored a team-high 30 points in Cleveland’s 96-88 loss to the Pistons. He said his teammates didn’t have to tangle with the unwelcomed visitors in his hotel.
“It is what it is,” he said. “I feel like I got the worst of it. I wound up sleeping on the couch, waking up my back was tight. It was a long night, two nights ago. I just wanted to get back home to Cleveland.”
According to PestWorld.org, the top three places where pest professionals report finding bed bugs are apartments/condominiums (95 percent) and single-family homes (93 percent) and hotels/motels (75 percent). Past surveys have shown these environments to consistently be the top three where bed bugs have been encountered.