After some media speculation regarding whether or not Kyrie Irving would participate in last night's NBA All-Star Game, the six-time All-Star did indeed play as a starter on Team LeBron, recording 13 points, nine rebounds, and six assists in 25 minutes of action in his team's 176-164 win over Team Giannis.
Irving sat out the Celtics' final two games before All-Star Weekend due to a sprained knee.
Following Irving's performance, The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn posted a YouTube video of media members asking Irving questions.
"I feel great, it felt great. Like I said, I missed it (playing). I don't ever want to take games off," Irving says at the 3:05 mark when asked how it felt to play. And if he says he feels great, you gotta assume that includes his knee. And that's great, too.
Irving also provided some additional detail to how his knee initially got injured, which was thought to have occurred on this play:
The Celtics (37-21) will kick off their unofficial second half on Thursday against the East's first-place Milwaukee Bucks (43-14), as 24 games remain for Boston until playoff time.