Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving Shaken By Bed Bugs Before Thunder Game

Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving Shaken By Bed Bugs Before Thunder Game
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Cavs star Kyrie Irving didn’t have flu during the nationally televised game versus Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. Irving revealed that the bed bugs had forced him to quit.


Star guard Irving also revealed that he was bitten in his hotel room and couldn’t sleep the night before Sunday’s game. “As you can see I got it at the top of my head, it’s just like bed bugs and I didn’t get any sleep,” Irving said following Monday’s loss to Detroit. “We came into the game, then I was freaked out, then I started feeling nauseous.”

Irving was candid about his conditions after the 96-88 loss vs Detroit Pistons on Monday, reports ESPN.  The Cavs resided at Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City on Saturday night, according to the

The team earlier announced Irving had left due to flu-like symptoms. Irving exited after nine minutes of the game.

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“Just imagine how freaked out you’d be if you saw friggin’ five, big bed bugs just sitting on your pillow,” Irving added. “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.”

Without Irving, the Cavs managed to win 115-92. A spokesperson from Skirvin confirmed that, indeed, there were bugs in the hotel that night.

“Unfortunately, every hotel occasionally has a case of bed bugs.”

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