Kyrie Irving only played nine minutes on Sunday during the Cleveland Cavaliers win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.  The team blamed flu-like symptoms but Irving later said he was feeling ill after discovering bed bugs on a pillow and ending up on a couch instead of his bed at the Skirvin Hilton.  He said he didn’t sleep much and had a sore back.  Now the Hilton Hotels have apologized.

“The comfort of our guests is a top priority, and we are very sorry to hear about Mr. Irving’s stay,” Hilton said. “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 Hotel had not had a bed bug complaint since 2013, and corrective action was taken then. The city-county health agency said it had provided suggestions to treat the room, and the hotel has been cooperative.

“Skirvin Hotel management had already started the process of corrective action as we were launching an on-site inspection today at the hotel,” the department said.

Adjacent rooms were inspected, and no other signs of bed bugs were noted.

“We actually had the company come out first thing [Monday] morning, and we found it was an isolated case in the one room, and we’re taking the necessary steps to remediate the problem,” a spokesman for the Skirvin told ESPN.com.

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