Kyrie Irving apologized to fans through his Twitter account Tuesday morning, presumably for skipping the Fan Appreciation Night festivities following Monday's 96-95 loss to the Miami Heat.
I want to personally apologize to all the Cavs fans for my actions yesterday, it was truly unfair to you guys, Im very appreciative for all— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) April 16, 2013
Of you guys, your love and passion for the organization and city is what pushes me to be great,— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) April 16, 2013
All Cavs players were exxpected to stick around on the court after the game to give selected fans their game-worn jerseys and shoes. But Irving sprinted off the court immediately after he was stripped of the ball on the game's final play, preventing him the chance at a game-winning shot.
It was announced in the locker room that Irving had a bruised heel, but Irving disputed that and said he was fine. He said he ran off the court, however, so the training staff could check his foot.
Irving's quick departure forced a Cavs staff member to quickly run into the locker room, grab an Irving jersey and pair of shoes.