After 'complicated month,' Cavs' Kyle Korver says he's ready to play

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Less than a month after Kyle Korver's younger brother Kirk died from a sudden illness at the age of 27, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard finds himself in the midst of nfl football jerseys china a playoff run while managing a heavy heart and a persistent foot injury that hasn't allowed him to play up to his standards.

"It's been a hard month," Korver said after Cavs practice on Tuesday. "You come back from dealing with death in the family and you hold that in one hand and you hold the playoffs here in another hand, and it's interesting to kind of balance both of those at the same time and try to get yourself ready to play basketball, and I've been hurt.

"Yeah, I feel like it's been a very complicated month in my mind, but I feel like I'm in a good spot right now and I'm ready to play."

Korver, who says he has a "really deep bruise" in his right foot that bothered him for the last several weeks of the regular season, is cleared to play in Wednesday's Game 2.196

He was a shell of himself in Game 1, playing just four minutes and going 0-for-3 from the field with a turnover in Cleveland's 98-80 loss to the Indiana Pacers. As if that wasn't bad enough, he came down with a sickness after the game that caused him to miss Monday's practice.

"I couldn't sleep I was coughing so hard," Korver said, sucking on a lozenge in between answers.

Needless to say, it has been a trying time for the 15-year veteran.

"I have strong faith and I have strong family," Korver said when asked how he has been able to get through it all. "I've got a great wife so I can process things and talk about things and be encouraged about things. ... The grieving process is like, What is good? What is good? You know that you don't cry when you think about your brother? Is that good? I don't think that's good. ...

"I feel like I'm trying to go through all the emotions and stages and waves that people tell me about. I understand that this is part of life and when you go through something like this, authentic nfl football jerseys it's amazing how many people come up to you and talk about their own stories that they've had -- there have been so many. They're hard and they're hard to hear, but it's also very comforting to know that you're going through this with a lot of people and a lot of people care about you."

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