(SP) – Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving says that despite the expertise of medical professionals on his knee, he will continue to play despite reports that he would miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs.
Irving said he has been watching a “whole bunch” of videos on Instagram about knees and discovered that much about knees is not yet known.
“Did you know that the so-called experts used to use leeches on knees?” said Irving. “But now I’m supposed to believe everything they say now? Why?”
The star guard also said he watched a video that argued that knees are essentially “the elbows of the legs.”
“That totally blew my mind,” he said. “It made me look at everything differently. It made me open my mind. I’m just saying, knee doctors might just be saying knees are hurt to make money off of surgeries and treatments. I bet I’m completely fine.”
Irving then tried to accentuate his point by dunking a basketball, but his knee gave out and he crumpled to the ground, screaming in pain.