Kyrie Irving spent a piece of New Year’s Day having an MRI performed on his knee. He went down against the Indiana Pacers yesterday, and he said he “heard something pop.”
That’s usually not good, although the MRI revealed a mere contusion, meaning 2013 did not end with yet another potential landscape-altering injury.
Al Horford? Out for the season, joining Derrick Rose and Brook Lopez.
Russell Westbrook and Kobe Bryant? See you after the All-Star Game — if your rehabs go according to plans.
Has there ever been a season in which fans realize just how tenuous a team’s fortunes are?
This year’s NBA champion could be team that wins the war of attrition more than anything else. And don’t forget: Dwayne Wade has a gimpy knee and is far from a sure thing. So as the season progresses, we shall see who is standing at the end on two healthy legs instead of crutches.