Kyrie Irving Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 23 Jan, 2018
Facts of Kyrie Irving
Date of Birth: 1992 , March-23
Age: 26 years old
Birth Nation: Australia
Name Kyrie Irving
Birth Name Kyrie Andrew Irving
Nick Name Uncle Drew, Mr. Overtime, Flat Earth, Mr. 4th Quarter, Kyrie, kyriediculous
Father Drederick Irving
Mother Elizabeth Irving
Nationality Dual (American & Australian)
Birth Place/City Melbourne, Australia
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity African-American
Profession Basketball player (Point Guard)
Working For Boston Celtics
Net Worth $30 million
Salary $17.64 million (2016)
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color Black
Weight in KG 88
Tattoo(s) Yes
Famous for Point Guard for Cleveland Cavaliers (2011-2017)
Affair with Kehlani (2015 - 2016), Chantel Jeffries (2016)
Boyfriend Single
Married Unmarried
Children N/A
Awards NBA Rookie of the Year Award, NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, NBA All-Rookie Team
Online Presence Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram
Sisters Asia Irving, London Irving
Siblings Asia Irving, London Irving
Books N/A
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Synopsis

Kyrie Irving is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Irving was also listed as NBA Rookie of the Year after he was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2011 NBA draft.

In 2014, Irving was titled, the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player. He won gold at the FIBA Basketball(2014) World Cup and the Summer Olympics (2016) playing for the U.S. national team. 

Early life and education

Kyrie Irving was born on 23 March 1992 in Melbourne, Australia. He was born to his American parents Drederick Irving and Elizabeth Irving. He is the stepson of Shetellia Irving.

Irving has two sisters, Asia Irving, and London Irving. His father Drederick also played basketball at Boston University. After college, Irving's father shifted to Australia to pursue his career as a basketball player for the Bulleen Boomers.

Kyrie Irving spent some his early days in the Melbourne suburb of Kew before going back to America at the age of two. He is of Afro-American ethnicity and holds both Australian and American nationality. His mother passed away when he was 4-year-old. 

Irving was raised in West Orange, New Jersey, where he visited his father's adult-league games often. He aspired  to play in the NBA  after playing at the Continental Airlines Arena during his school game in fourth game where he said,

I will play in the NBA, I promise.

Irving was offered a scholarship to Boston University by then-head coach Dennis Wolff in fifth grade. He played for the Road Runners, as a teenager.

Career

High School Career

Kyrie Irving played for Montclair Kimberly Academy during his freshman and senior years in high school. He scored 10.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 26.5 points, and 3.6 steals. He also became the second player who scored 1000 in his school.

 Irving forwarded MKA to its first New Jersey Prep 'B' state title. The following year, Irving was transferred to St. Patrick High School, because he thought he needed a tougher challenge.

During his first season at St. Patrick, Kyrie Irving forwarded his team to their third New Jersey Tournament of Champions in four years.

In 2009, Irving played Nike Global Challenge in which he forwarded USA East to the tournament title. He scored 4.3 apg and 21.3 ppg and was the MVP during the tournament.

In 2010, St. Patrick was banned from the state tournament for holding a practice before the permitted start of winter sports season.

On 19 Jan 2010, Kyrie Irving was selected to the 2010 Junior National Select Team. Irving was also chosen to play in the 2010 McDonald's All-American Game, and Jordan Brand Classic. He was also listed as co-MVP with Harrison Barnes.

College Career

Kyrie Irving joined Duke University on 22 October 2009 as he committed in a television broadcast on ESPNU. He collaborated with Duke for the 2010-11 basketball season under the instructions of Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the team.

He was rapidly building his case for NCAA Freshman of the Year but in Duke's 9th game of the season, he suffered a severe ligament injury in his big toe. On 17 March, the day before Duke played Hampton in the first round of NCCA Tournament, it was disclosed that Kyrie Irving would return for his first match since 4th December.

Professional Career'

Cleveland Cavaliers(2011-2017)

Rookie of the year

Kyrie Irving announced that he would leave his final three seasons of eligibility and enter the 2011 NBA draft. He was selected with the first overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He signed a contract with the club along with rookie teammate Tristan Thompson on 10 December 2011.

Irving was named for the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge. He played for Team Chuck while Thompson played for opposite team Shaq. He made 34 points in the game. For the season, he also achieved 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Award, with 117 of 120 first-place votes.

First All-Star Season

On 14 July 2012, in a Las Vegas-based Cavaliers practice, Kyrie Irving broke his right hand after he slapped against a padded during a turnover. On 18 July, it was announced that Irving will require a surgery to cure his hand.

At the beginning of the 2012-2013 NBA season, Kyrie Irving's index finger was injured in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks. He played in the Cavaliers' next big game but his injury made him miss 3 weeks of his other games.

During the second game, Irving came back to action. He suffered another injury playing against Milwaukee, while he was putting on a black protective face mask to protect a broken bone. He is the youngest player in the NBA history to score 40 points in Madison Square Garden.

All-Star Game MVP

Kyrie Irving was voted by his fans to the point guard for the Eastern Conference in the 2014 NBA All-Star game. He scored 31 points and fourteen assists and rolled on to win the All-Star game MVP as the East beat the West 163-155.

2014-2015 season: Big Three formation and first NBA Finals

On 10 July 2014, Kyrie Irving signed a five-year extension contract worth $90 million with the Cavaliers. His contract extension came to rise after LeBron James' return to Cleveland, and Kevin Love's trade offer from Minnesota, the trio teamed up to begin a new 'Big Three' in Cleveland.

On 11 December, they lost to Oklahoma City which stopped their streak, but the Cavaliers won five more games in December 2014, with a record of 18-14.

On March 12, 2015, Irving scored 57 points, including buzzer-beating three-points shots sending the Cavaliers into overtime, in a 128-125 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

2015-2016 season: First NBA Championship

On 27 August 2015, Kyrie Irving was unlikely ruled to get ready for opening night of the 2015-2016 season, because of the left kneecap fracture he suffered in the first game of the 2015 NBA Finals.

Irving started his season on 20 December, making 12 points in 17 minutes as a starter in the game against Philadelphia 76ers.

The Cavaliers completed the season on top of Eastern Conference with a record of 57-25. In the first round of the playoffs, the Cavaliers faced eight-seeded Detriot Pistons, making victory in the first game on 17 April 2016. He scored 31 points in the game.

The Cavaliers went on to shine through the Eastern Conference playoffs with a record of 12-2 to reach 2016 NBA Finals, where they played against Golden State Warriors for the second straight year.

The Cavaliers won the series with 4-3 and was listed as the first team to form a 3-1 finals deficit, defeating the champion, Golden State Warriors, to finish a 52-year major sports championship in Cleveland.

2016-2017: Third NBA Finals

On 25 October 2016, after his first championship, Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 29 points in a 117-88 victory over the New York Knicks.

After three days, he made 26 points and hit a go-ahead three-pointer in the last 44.3 seconds to bring the Cavaliers to a 94-91 victory against Toronto Raptors.

On 5 December, Irving scored a career-high 10th straight game with at least 20 points, a 113-102 victory over Philadelphia 76ers. On 1st Feb, Irving set a new high score with 14 assists in a 125-97 making victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In the fourth game of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics, Irving scored a playoff career-high points to forward the Cavaliers to a 112-99 victory, with a 3-1 lead in the series.

With 24 points in the 5th Game of the series, Irving assisted the Cavaliers to get a victory against the Celtics with 135-102. It was their third straight Eastern Conference title and a return trip to NBA Finals.

Boston Celtics(2017-present)

Kyrie Irving requested the Cavaliers to trade him in 2017. On 22 August 2017, Cavaliers traded Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and Isaiah Thomas, and the rights to the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round draft pick.

Irving's first game with the Celtics in their season opener was against the Cavaliers on 17 October 2017. He scored 22 points and 10 assists losing to 102-99. Irving had a chance to tie the game with a 3 pointer at the horn but he missed.  

Personal life

Kyrie Irving is possibly single at the present. Previously, he was in a relationship with singer Kehlani. In March 2016, PartyNextDoor, a Canadian musician posted a picture of Kehlani's hand on Instagram claiming that they were in a relationship.

The incident caused a huge media controversy on Twitter, in which there were lots of tweets abusing Kehlani. Later, Irving stated that they had already separated before the incident. 

Since then, Irving has not dated anyone openly and is living a single life. Besides, Irving enjoys his time reading and keeps a journal. He also likes to play baritone sax, dance, and sing.

Net worth

Kyrie Irving's current estimated net worth is $30 million. He earns a heavy amount of money from his career as a basketball player. His earnings and expenses are listed below.

Year Description Amount
2011 Irving's first salary from the Cleveland Cavaliers $5,144,000
2011(Dec) signed a two-year extension contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers $11,000,000
2012 received a salary from Cleveland Cavaliers 5,530,000
2013 salary from Cleveland Cavaliers $5,607,000
2014 Kyibsonrie Irving bought the value of the Ohio home from Keyshia Cole and Daniel Gibson $800,000
2014 His last salary of the year from Cleveland Cavaliers $7,071,000
2014(Jul)

signed five year extension contract with Cleveland Cavaliers

$94,300,000
2015 received his salary from Cleveland $16,408,000

Kyrie Irving owns a house in Westlake, Ohio. The two-story house is worth $800,000. The property is built on more than 5,500sq ft, and includes, six bathrooms, four bedrooms, a home theater, wet bar with granite, and master bathrooms with a salon chair and a walk-in shower

He also owns luxury cars including, Ferrari 458 Italia($230,000), Lamborgini Aventador($393,695), Lamborgini Aventador SV Roadster($530,075), KIA XK3($38,867), Audi R8($164,150), and Jeep Wrangler($40,495).

As a professional basketball player, Irving is very fond of shoes, he owns a lot of expensive shoes from various luxury brands. He also has a German Shephard.

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