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).
Kyrie Irving mother, Azurie Elizabeth Irving cause of death
Elizabeth Irving (then Larson) wanted to become president of the United States. She was as gifted in music as she was in athletics. She was 29 years old when she died of sepsis, leaving behind her husband, Drederick, and two children, Asia and Kyrie.