With eyes set on the NBA finals trophy, Thursday, June, 4 marks the beginning of the seven game series between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Amidst all the enthusiasm surrounding Game 1, Cleveland Cavaliers have worries regarding the status of its point guard Kyrie Irving. Having been decelerated by left knee tendinitis and a sprained right foot throughout the playoffs, he remarked that he won’t be 100 percent in the finals “unless something miraculous happens.”
The persistence of the injured knee had forced Irving to miss portions of practice in the lead up to the finals. Cavs coach Steve Blatt added,
” I won’t say he’s had a setback but the progress is slow.”
However, the team remains optimistic about his recovery and the role that he shall play in the game.
“I feel like I’m in a good place. I’m just going to continue to do things necessary in order to prepare my body for the Finals”,Kyrie said.
“Whatever we can get out of him is a plus for us”,Cavaliers’ Lebron James remarked.
On the other hand, the Warriors guard, Klay Thompson appears all set as he prepares for the big game. Warrior’s coach Steve Kerr is so confident that he would be cleared for Game 1 after progressing through the NBA concussion protocols that he is not preparing to play without him.
“I expect him to be there” ,said Kerr.
Can Irving recover to face off playoffs MVP Stephen Curry? Even the Cavaliers don’t have an answer to this.