Kyrie Irving has apologized for skipping a postgame ceremony for fans following the Cleveland Cavaliers' final home game on Monday against Miami.

Irving was stripped of the ball by Norris Cole in the closing seconds of the 96-95 loss to the Heat. He immediately ran off the floor instead of participating in a jersey giveaway on "Fan Appreciation Night." All the Cavs' players handed out their game-worn jerseys and sneakers.

"I want to personally apologize to all the Cavs fans for my actions yesterday," Irving wrote on his Twitter page. "It was truly unfair to you guys. I'm very appreciative for all of you guys. Your love and passion for the organization and city is what pushes me to be great."