How Did Kyrie Irving Break His Hand?

Kyrie Irving's broken hand is the sort of injury to the star of a franchise that can give fans a heart attack. If what the Cavs told Yahoo!'s Marc J. Spears is true, it was also the result of a really silly move on Irving's part.

I've hit my own hand on gym wall padding (who that has played ball in a gym hasn't?) and managed not to break it, but, giving Irving the benefit of the doubt, it's probably just a freak accident that will dissuade him from ever slapping the padding again unless he has to.

And, in fairness to Kyrie, it's not nearly the dumbest injury involving an NBA player's hand and a fixture on a wall from the last four months, thanks to Amar'e Stoudemire's ill-fated run-in with a fire extinguisher case. As long as he's back for the beginning of training camp, Irving should be the target of a few good-natured jokes and nothing more.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.