The Boston Celtics' 2017-18 season came to an end on Sunday night, as the team fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron James will be playing for an NBA title for the eighth straight season.
It was a magical season for the Celtics, who made it all the way to the conference finals with their two All-Stars, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, on the bench.
Well, Hayward was on the bench last night. Irving was nowhere to be found.
The former Cavs' star point guard is facing some criticism for where he was during Game 7.
ESPN analyst Mark Jackson called out Irving for not being with his team during the game. It's unclear where Irving was last night.
“He is so valuable to this franchise,” Jackson said during ESPN’s broadcast. “You never know what he sees that a coach does not see. If he’s just at home chilling or somewhere not important, to me, that’s a problem. I would much rather have the great Kyrie Irving in the building. This is Game 7.”
It's very possible that Irving had a legitimate reason for not being on the bench with his teammates during Game 7, but that reason has yet to surface.
The Cavs are set to take on either the Rockets or the Warriors in the NBA Finals.