"Hilton Hotels apologized Tuesday after Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving said he was bitten by bed bugs during a weekend stay in downtown Oklahoma City. Irving played just nine minutes on Sunday in a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The team blamed flu-like symptoms, but Irving later said he was not feeling well after discovering bed bugs on a pillow and ending up on a couch instead of his bed at the Skirvin Hilton. He said he didn't get much sleep Saturday night and had a sore back, too. Hilton and environmental health inspectors from the Oklahoma City-County Health Department both called it an isolated case and the room was being treated." Fox News Sports (which apparently is a thing)
I do not like the Cleveland Cavaliers. It's hard because the logical part of my brain understands it's silly hating on arguably one of the worst franchises in sports history, but the realist in me knows that the Cavaliers deserve it. LeBron is certainly the root of the issue (I do not like LeBron because I was raised both to be both a loyal person and a winner), but the Cavaliers are unlikable even beyond him. To have that many first-overall lottery choices and still be unable to win? To let one player dictate your team and fire your coach who was the most successful coach to be fired mid-season? To do what they did in the Finals last year and will almost inevitably do again this year? To be a team in the city that is also home to THE BROWNS and do all the same crap to the fans? It's all so unlikable. Cleveland is a great city and they deserve better. I do not like the Cavaliers.
This Kyrie Irving bed bug situation does not help the Cavs' likability in the slightest. There's so much bullshit that would only fly in 2016 in this story. First, to have flu-like symptoms then say it's actually bed bugs? What an offensive, unbelievable, bold-faced lie. My roommate and I had bed bugs in our NYC apartment in college and we sure as shit didn't think we had the flu. We just had itchy bumps. No biggie. Guys are supposed to be itchy. That's why we have nuts. It gives us something to do, itching them all the time. On top of the faux-symptoms' cause lie, to miss work for it, especially when your job is to be a multi-million dollar athlete!?!?!? It's embarrassing. Think of all the other athletes who take a BEATING day in and day out and still do their job. Sports involves getting beat up. You can't miss work because work has made you be what work is about, i.e. sore. Missing out from being sore is such a Cleveland move (yes I know and a D Rose one, too). It's like when LeBron was tired when they visited Miami but he was fine to go out to the clubs that night. Such a frustrating, embarrassing, and unlikable story. Just like the Cavaliers.
Also, who the hell gets bed bugs in Oklahoma City? It's a bold stance to take, but considering they admit it was an "isolated case," I feel like this is for sure not the Hiltons' fault. Oklahoma is not a place for bed bugs. It's a place for wheat, fields, cattle, wind, wheat fields, Sooners, and Native American cultures. None of these things are bed bugs. Nor are they conducive to bed bugs. Oklahomans are too busy working within real America to have time for bed bugs. I'm not saying I know how they got into Kyrie's room. I'm just saying it's crazy to me. Also, they're not even technically bed bugs--they're pillow bugs. It's sad the Hilton Hotels had to even apologize for this. It's even worse publicity for them than when this happened:
Oh right, this and that sex tape.