Kyrie Irving, apparently, dodged a bullet. The illness that has made its way through three of his Cavaliers teammates and athletic trainer Max Benton evidently was not the same one that struck Irving on Thursday evening and forced him to miss the shootaround before Friday's game against Memphis.
Irving was ready for the game by Friday evening, saying, "It's amazing what 13 hours of sleep will do for you."
"He wouldn't be here if it was the same thing," rookie center Tyler Zeller said.
All Zeller knows is he spent one night in the hospital earlier this week with flu-like symptoms that left him still feeling weak prior to the Grizzlies game. Dion Waiters missed two games, and Daniel Gibson missed one because of the sickness that made its way through the Cleveland locker room.
Kyrie Irving overcomes illness to play against Memphis
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Mar 9