Kyrie Andrew Irving (born March 23, 1992) is an Australian-American professional basketball player. He plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He formerly played for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In 2017, Irving made the shot that allowed the Cavaliers to win the NBA Finals 4–3 after a 3–1 comeback to the Golden State Warriors. On Christmas Day, he made the same winning shot and helped Cleveland beat the Warriors again.
Irving was born in Melbourne, Victoria to African American parents. He grew up in West Orange, New Jersey. He went to Duke University before being selected as the 1st overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Cavaliers. He is a dual citizen of Australia and the United States.
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- "Kyrie Irving is Committed to the Red, White and Blue". USA Basketball. June 21, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
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