2013 didn't end well for Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs got pasted in a visit to the Indiana Pacers. Even worse, Irving felt a pop in his knee in the third quarter and struggled to keep up on his legs the rest of the game. Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal describes exactly what happened:
Irving was driving to the rim when he slipped and fell on the court. He stood up and walked gingerly toward the bench, then sat on the court, then laid on his back as the Cavs medical staff attended to him. He was helped to the locker room without putting much weight on the knee, but was able to return.
While the All-Star point guard did return, he told reporters after the game that he didn't feel right in the fourth. As such, the Cavaliers have scheduled an MRI for Irving on Wednesday.
The Cavs are a disappointing 10-21 this season, three games out of the playoffs even in the shallow Eastern Conference. Turmoil has enveloped the team a few times, the latest when Andrew Bynum was suspended indefinitely, leading to a likely trade or waiver in the next week. An injury to Irving would be some horrible icing for a terrible cake.