Kyrie Irving left Game 1 of the NBA Finals due to injury.
Afterward, he pointed to his shaky voice as evidence he’s worried.
Really, the concern has existed for weeks.
Irving has played through the knee injury. He also missed two games in the Eastern Conference finals because of it.
Everyone – Irving, his agent (Jeff Wechsler), his father and the Cavaliers – has been trying to find the best way to handle this.
There’s been some tension between these two sides for weeks now. Irving’s father and Wechsler, sources said, have been preaching caution with Irving and this knee issue. Naturally, they are focused on his long-term health and have concern that playing on a weakened knee — what the Cavs have said publicly was a bad case of tendinitis — could put him at risk of suffering a greater injury. Going to…
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