Kyrie Irving: biography
Kyrie Irving is a professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics. He was born on March 23rd, 1992 in Melbourne Australia. Kyrie Irving age is 27, weight is 193 lb (88 kg), and his height is 6 ft 3. His full name is Kyrie Andrew Irving. Kyrie Irving’s shoe size is 12 US, and he has brown eyes and black hair. In 2011, by Cleveland Cavaliers, he was named NBA Rookie of the Year in the round 1. His position in the game is Point Guard.
Early Life and Family
Kyrie Irving’s early life shows that he was born in Australia, but his parents were American. His father is Drederick Irving, and his mother is Elizabeth Irving. His stepmother is Shetellia Irving. He has two sisters- the older one is Asia, and the younger one is named London. Kyrie Irving father, Drederick was also a basketball player and played college basketball at Boston University. Later on, his father moved to Australia and played for the Bulleen Boomers in the SEABL.
Kyrie Irving bio shows that he returned to the United States from Australia when he was two years old. One of Kyrie Irving’s facts is that he holds dual citizenship of the US and Australia. His mother died when he was four, and his father raised him with the support of his aunts. She was half Sioux, and Kyrie Irving ethnicity is African-American.
He was raised in West Orange, New Jersey, US. His inspiration for playing basketball led to play in the NBA during a school trip where he played in Continental Airlines Arena. At that point of time, he was studying in fourth grade and said that "I will play in the NBA.” Kyrie Irving received a scholarship by the coach Dennis Wolff to Boston University.
Kyrie Irving was enrolled in Montclair Kimberley Academy and then to St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth. As a junior, he led St. Patrick to the state championship. He earned many honors in the school, such as the McDonald's All-American team in addition to Gatorade State High School Player of the Year.
Later, Kyrie Irving joined Duke University and started training under the Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Kyrie Irving stats show that when he played for Montclair Kimberley Academy, he averaged 26.5 points, 10.3 assists apart from 4.8 rebounds, and 3.6 steals, thereby becoming school's second 1,000 point scorer.
In 2010, Kyrie Irving got selected in the Junior National Select Team which played at the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit in Oregon. Kyrie Irving injury in his right big toe deterred him from becoming NCAA Freshman of the Year. After recovering from his injury, Irving joined to play the NCAA Tournament and scored 28 points.
Kyrie Irving who follows a vegan diet became a father in 2015. Many people look for Kyrie Irving wife, but in reality, he is not married. Although he has a daughter Azurie Elizabeth, who was named after his mother and separated with the mother of his daughter - Andrea Wilson. Later confirmed that he was dating R&B singer Kehlani Parrish, but eventually, he also split from her after a few months.
His list of ex-girlfriends includes Baby Mama, Ashley Bishop, Natalia Garibotto and many others. Kyrie Irving Elizabeth was born on November 23rd, 2015 and currently, he pays $4,500 to Wilson in child support.
Kyrie Irving also supported The Shared Grief Project that highlights the stories of athletes who lost their loved ones at a younger age and still became successful in their life.
Career and Achievements
Irving rose to prominence after 2010 and entered the 2011 NBA draft. He was picked by the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 2012 Rising Stars Challenge, Kyrie Irving played for Team Chuck and scored 34 points in the game, which led him to earn MVP honors. He also won NBA Rookie of the Year Award and was unanimously selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Kyrie Irving stats for this season show that he averaged 18.5 points and 5.4 assists.
In 2013, Irving earned his first All-Star selection, and in 2014 he was named MVP of the game. However, in 2015 Irving suffered a fractured kneecap in NBA Finals, and then he was sidelined for the rest of the series.
In 2016, Irving scored 41 points and helped Cleveland to stay safe from the elimination in Game 5. He led the Cavaliers to win their first championship in the franchise history. In 2017, Irving and his teammates lost in five games, and this ended the association of Kyrie Irving with Cavaliers. Later in July 2017, he joined Boston Celtics and is currently playing for them.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kyrie Irving’s earnings include the salary of $17 Million, and his net worth is $50 Million. In 2014, Kyrie Irving’s contract of five years was signed with the Cavaliers worth $94 million. In August 2019, Kyrie was traded to the Boston Celtics and between 2017 and 2018 Kyrie earned $36 million from both his salary and endorsements. On the Forbes list of World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2018, he held the 29th position. However, as per ESPN, Kyrie Irving earning didn't crack the top 40 player salaries list for the 2018-2019 season, as he was ranked 41.
Social Media Activities
Kyrie Irving is quite active on social media, especially Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Irving has 3.88 million followers on Twitter, followed with 2 million followers on Facebook. He is also popular on Instagram and has 10.8 million followers.
Brands and Endorsements
Kyrie Irving’s earnings also include endorsements of brands like 2K Sports, Foot Locker, Pepsi, and Panini. Kyrie Irving Basketball shoes that are a deal with Nike also help him to earn big money. In December 2014, Kyrie Irving’s shoes were launched with Nike signature shoe, and the sales of his shoes touched new heights. In 2016, Irving got equity stakes in Skullcandy that led to an endorsement deal. After joining the Celtics, he wears his signature kicks that include his special-edition “mom” shoes.
In 2012, he acted on an episode of a Disney XD television series – Kickin’ It. Kyrie Irving other sources of income are acting, writing and directing for commercials. In 2017, his "Uncle Drew" commercials concept with PepsiCo was being developed into a feature film. He was joined in this by former NBA stars like Shaquille O'Neal, Reggie Miller, and Chris Webber.