Kyrie Irving Bugged Out at The Hilton

Kyrie Irving Bugged Out at The Hilton

Hotel apologizes for Cavs point guard's rough night.

Published February 24, 2016

Kyrie Irving's bugging out... literally.

On Tuesday, Hilton Hotels apologized to the Cleveland Cavaliers' star point guard after he suffered through a nasty attack of bed bugs at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City early Sunday morning.

"Just imagine how freaked out you'd be if you saw friggin' five big bed bugs just sitting on your pillow," Irving told ESPN. "I woke up itching, and I'm just looking around and I'm like, 'Are you serious right now?' It was 3 a.m., and I was so tired at that point."

The attack of the bed bugs resulted in Irving only playing nine minutes in the Cavs' win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, as he wasn't feeling too good, to say the least.

The Hilton called it an isolated incident, apologizing to Irving, nonetheless.

"The comfort of our guests is a top priority, and we are very sorry to hear about Mr. Irving's stay," Hilton said in a statement, as reported by ESPN. "Since bed bugs can be easily transmitted anywhere and are often lodged in luggage or on clothing, our hotel maintains high levels of vigilance and we perform regular inspections."

The Skirvin even launched an investigation into the incident Tuesday.

Coincidentally, the Skirvin Hilton has long been rumored to be haunted by ghosts, with former NBA player Eddy Curry even recounting one such alleged encounter with New York City media a few years back.

What's worse, though? An encounter with ghosts or being bit up by bed bugs? 

The incident wasn't all bad news, though, as Terminix used the story to offer Irving a bed-bug free environment during his next hotel stay.

Nasty. Just nasty.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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