Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Basketball Player

Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He was named the Rookie of the Year after being selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.

Full Name
Kyrie Andrew Irving
Mar 23, 1992
6′ 2″
Net Worth


Kyrie Andrew Irving was born on March 23, 1992, in Melbourne, Australia. His zodiac sign is Aries, and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of Drederick and Elizabeth Irving, and he has two siblings: a sister named Asia and a brother named London. Irving grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and attended St. Patrick High School before transferring to Montclair Kimberly Academy for his senior year. 

In high school, Irving was a highly decorated player and was named the 2011 Gatorade National Player of the Year. He won the 2010 McDonald's All-American Game MVP Award as well as the Jordan Brand Classic MVP Award that same year. He then declared for the 2011 NBA Draft and was selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In his rookie year with the Cavaliers, Irving had a breakout season that earned him an All-Star appearance and Rookie of the Year honors. In 2014, he was traded to the Boston Celtics where he continued to be successful and led them to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2017. In 2018, he requested to be traded from Boston after requesting a trade at the end of 2017 but due to injuries, only played 60 games during his time there. He eventually got traded to his hometown team, Brooklyn Nets in July 2019. 

Irving has been an All-Star six times over his career and also won an Olympic gold medal in 2016 with Team USA at the Rio Olympics. He has seen success both individually and with his teams throughout his career and is continuing to establish himself as one of the best players in basketball today.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Kyrie Irving is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 23, 1992, Kyrie Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">High School All-American</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kyrie is selected as a McDonald's All-American and leads Montclair Kimberly Academy to the New Jersey Prep A state championship.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Pick in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kyrie is selected as the 1st overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">MVP of 2015 NBA Finals</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Irving earns MVP honors in the 2015 NBA Finals after leading the Cavaliers to an upset victory over the Golden State Warriors.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with Boston Celtics</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kyrie signs a max contract with the Boston Celtics after six seasons with the Cavaliers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named Eastern Conference Player of the Month</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kyrie is named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January 2018.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to Brooklyn Nets</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kyrie is traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster deal that sends multiple players and draft picks between teams.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Shooter</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kyrie Irving is known for his amazing shooting ability. He can score from anywhere on the court, and has made some of the most iconic shots in NBA history. His ability to shoot with accuracy, both off the dribble and off the catch, makes him an extremely valuable player.</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Playmaker</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kyrie Irving is not only an amazing scorer, but he is also a great playmaker. He can find teammates in tight spaces and create scoring opportunities with his crafty passes. He also has great ball handling skills that help him get to the rim or set up teammates for open shots.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Personality</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kyrie Irving is an incredibly likable person. His positive attitude and infectious energy make him one of the most popular players in the NBA. He's always willing to give back to his community, and he often uses his platform to promote positive messages.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Australian to be Picked as the Number One Draft Pick</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kyrie Irving was the first Australian-born player to be selected as the number one overall pick in the NBA draft. He was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2011.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> MVP of the 2016 NBA Finals</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kyrie Irving was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2016 NBA Finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first championship in franchise history.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has His Own Signature Shoe Line</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kyrie Irving has his own signature shoe line with Nike called Kyrie. The shoes feature intricate designs and vibrant colorways that reflect his unique style of play.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Played on 3 Different Teams in 3 Seasons</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kyrie Irving played for three different teams in just three seasons, starting with the Cleveland Cavaliers, then moving to the Boston Celtics, and finally to the Brooklyn Nets.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Won an Olympic Gold Medal</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kyrie Irving won a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, playing alongside fellow NBA stars including Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony.</p></div>


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