Not that there's much of a difference when an injury like this sidelines you 6-8 weeks, but Kyrie Irving would like everyone to know that he denies one element of the story circulating the Internet.
I didn't punch the wall...at all— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) July 15, 2012
To be clear, Irving slapped the wall, instead.
Cavs' Kyrie Irving breaks hand slapping wall padding. espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 15, 2012
Whether this makes things better or worse is up to each individual, but the latest setback is starting to give Irving and injury-prone label. The Cavaliers point guard missed 14 games last season and played 11 games in his only season at Duke.
His durability will continue to be a question mark early in his NBA career.