Kyrie Andrew Irving is an NBA basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA (NBA). After being picked as the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, he was voted Rookie of the Year. He was a seven-time All-Star and three-time member of the All-NBA Team when the Cavaliers won the NBA title in 2016.
Irving was a member of the Duke Blue Devils in college before joining the Cavaliers in 2011. He was named the 2014 All-Star Game’s Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Irving’s championship-winning three-point field goal in the 2016 NBA Finals completed the Cavaliers’ epic comeback victory over the Golden State Warriors. Irving demanded a trade after another Finals participation in 2017 and was moved to the Boston Celtics.
He spent two seasons with the Celtics before signing as a free agent with the Brooklyn Nets in 2019. He also represented the United States at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning gold in both events. He was chosen vice-president of the National Basketball Players Association in February 2020, succeeding Pau Gasol.
He is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and a generous benefactor to his Lakota people on the reservation.
He has written, directed, and performed in several commercials, including “Uncle Drew,” which was made into a feature film in 2018. He starred in Kickin’ It (2012) as himself and provided voice work in We Bare Bears (2016) and Family Guy (2018).
Who is Kyrie Irving’s father, Drederick Irving?
Kyrie Irving father is Drederick Irving.
Drederick Rubin Irving (born January 11, 1966) is a former professional basketball player from the United States who spent two seasons in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL).
Drederick Irving basketball career
Irving, a native of New York City, went to Stevenson High School in The Bronx and played basketball there before going on to play college basketball for Boston College. Irving helped the Terriers reach the North Atlantic Conference Championship game in each of his four years on the team. The team won the NAC title in 1988, earning the school’s third NCAA Tournament bid, and Irving became BU’s all-time greatest scorer with 1,931 points.
Irving was invited to join the Boston Celtics training camp roster after graduating from BU with a degree in economics, but he did not make the team. Irving joined the South East Australian Basketball League’s Bulleen Boomers in 1992. (SEABL). Irving dominated the league as a member of the Boomers in 1992, scoring 30 points per game.
Drederick Irving family
Elizabeth, Irving’s first wife, was a volleyball player at Boston University, where they met. She died of an illness in 1996, and the couple had two children, Asia and Kyrie. Irving and his sisters assisted him in raising them. Asia wants to be a model, while Kyrie is a basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets. In 2004, Irving remarried and gave birth to a second daughter, London. Irving is a dual citizen of Australia and the United States.