The Cleveland Cavaliers point guard showed off what was an apparent bite mark on his face to media after the team's 96-88 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. He explained that the bugs caused the symptoms and were the reason he didn't sleep well, per ESPN's Dave McMenamin:
Kyrie says his flu-like symptoms in OKC were caused by bed bugs at the hotel giving him a poor night's sleep. Showed bite on his face— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 23, 2016
Kyrie Irving: "It was honestly from the bed bugs from the frickin' Hilton that we stayed at ... We came into the game and I was freaked out"— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 23, 2016
The Cavs stayed at the Skirvin in OKC, a supposedly haunted hotel. More Irving: "I didn't get any sleep ... Started feeling nauseous"— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 23, 2016
But before you laugh, consider this wild thought: He wasn't kidding.
The Skirvin Hilton confirmed the presence of bed bugs to the Oklahoman's Erik Horne:
The Skirvin Hilton has confirmed bed bugs Kyrie Irving referred to. Said isolated to one room: https://t.co/4ViHQ6JO2e— Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) February 23, 2016
The hotel told Horne the bed bugs were isolated to one room, which has received multiple treatments since they were reported on Sunday morning.