Kyrie Irving is a professional basketball player for the NBA and for the Brooklyn Nets. He was awarded Rookie of the Year when he was drafted first by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA draft. He is a seven-time Al star and a three-timer of the All-NBAA team. He also won the championship playing for the Cavaliers in 2016. He won the MVP award in the 2014 all-star game. He also has a lot of different roles in films such as Kickin’ It and even voice work in Family Guy and We Bare Bears. He is certainly one of the best all-rounders that the NBA has seen, and below are some of the things to get to know him better.
Early life and family
Kyrie Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia, to a basketball player dad. When he was 2, his family moved to the United States, and thus, he holds dual citizenship being both American and Australian. While he was born left-handed, he was discouraged from using it when he started studying in a Catholic School. His mother died when he was four, so his father was the one who raised him. He grew up in New Jersey and often attended his father’s league games. He aspired to be in the NBA since he was young. He got into Boston University and was offered a scholarship by coach Dennis Wolff. As a teen, he played for the Road Runners.
A career in High School
Ever since high school, Irving was already a standout scoring an average of 26.5 points on games and became the second to score a thousand points in his school’s history. He was a great asset to his team and was selected for the 2010 Junior National Select Team, where he played at the Nike Hoop Summit. He was also part of the gold medalist team in the FIBA under 18 championship. He was certainly a member that is important to the team and has been garnering points for them.
Career in College
During college, Irving was committed to the Duke and played with the Blue Devils for a season. He scored an average of 17 points per game in all eight games that season, and he was known as a great contender for the freshman of the year title, but he suffered a ligament injury on the ninth game of that season. Thus, he had to take a break and returned later on, where he played in the Sweet Sixteen NCAA tournament, where they lost to Arizona. While Irving scored 18 points, it turned out to be his last game for the team.
Time in Cleveland Cavaliers
The Rookie of the year for the season 2011-12, Irving has certainly had a good time with the Cavaliers as he was selected to be the first overall pick of the Cavaliers. He was also named in the Rising Stars Challenge and scored 34 points, and earned MVP awards. He played for the first all-star season of the NBA in the Cavaliers while sustaining a right-hand injury. He also joined the All-star Game and became the MVP with 21 points, ten rebounds, and 12 assists.
Irving was a member of the Boston Celtics before he moved to his current team, the Brooklyn Nets. He signed with them in 2019 as a free agent. He debuted with 50 points in his first game and became the first player in all NBA history to score that high in his debut game. Truly an all-rounder; a lot of teams have been looking forward to working with Kyrie Irving and hoping one day, they will be able to scout him. His fans are also looking forward to every game that he plays.