Kyrie Irving did not attend the Boston Celtics' Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers as he was recovering from nasal surgery.
"Kyrie had a deviated septum, had some surgery on that, and so I don't think he wanted to be seen," said Ainge, who turned playful while noting, "He's a really good-looking guy. He can't ruin his movie career."
Irving's agent, Jeff Wechsler, told ESPN's Jackie MacMullan that he wanted to attend the game but couldn't fly because of the surgery.
"It was a residual from the facial fracture he had earlier in the season," Wechsler said, referring to the injury Irving suffered in November. "He had the knee surgery, and now he's taken care of this sinus surgery, so he will be all set going forward."
Irving was ruled out for the season with knee surgery in April.