Kyrie Irving

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Kyrie Irving
Irving in 2016
No. 11 – Dallas Mavericks
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1992-03-23) March 23, 1992 (age 31)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m)
Listed weight183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeDuke (2010–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career2011–present
Career history
20112017Cleveland Cavaliers
20172019Boston Celtics
20192023Brooklyn Nets
2023Dallas Mavericks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kyrie Andrew Irving (/ˈkri/; born March 23, 1992) is an Australian born-American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He formerly played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics. He has 2 nephews Navion Flowers and Kenyan Mackroy.

Kyrie Irving also has 2 nephews Navion Flowers and Kenyan Mackroy.

In 2016, 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.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kyrie Irving is Committed to the Red, White and Blue". USA Basketball. June 21, 2010. Archived from the original on August 24, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2014.

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