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Kyrie Andrew Irving, from the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA), has the former professional basketball player Rod Strickland, a Nike athlete, as his godfather. Here are some most amazing facts about Kyrie Irving, the American basketball player:

  1. He was born Kyrie Andrew Irving on March 23, 1992, in Melbourne, Australia, to an American parents. His father Drederick Irving was a professional basketball player with Bulleen Boomers, Victoria, Australia.
  2. He is the second of three children to Drederick Irving, Elizabeth Irving and step mother Shetellia Irving. He has an older sister Asia and a half younger sister London Irving.
  3. He has dual citizenship in the Australia and United States. He spent early childhood in Kew, Melbourne, before relocating to the West Orange, New Jersey, United States, at the age of two years.
  4. Irving attended Montclair Kimberley Academy, Essex County, New Jersey and shifted to St. Patrick High School Academy, Elizabeth, New Jersey, for his junior and senior years.
  5. He led St. Patrick to its third New Jersey Tournament Championships title and led USA East to the Nike Global Challenge in August 2009. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
  6. In June 2010, he was selected to the gold medal winning, United States team for the ‘FIBA America Under-18 Championship.’ He was also selected to the 2010 McDonald’s All-American Game and 2010 Jordon Brand Classic, where he was the co-MVP.
  7. His college career was short lived as ne suffered a severe ligament injury in his right big toe, in the 9th game of the season. Although he was sidelined indefinitely, he returned to action during the first round of NCAA Tournament.
  8. On June 23, 2011, he was selected as the first overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was named to the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge, where he scored 34 points representing Team Chuck and earned Most Valuable Player.
  9. In the 2012 season he averaged 18.5 points with 5.4 assists. He was named ‘2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Award’ and made it to NBA All-Rookie First Team as the only unanimous choice.
  10. In 2012, he opted not to represent Australia in the Summer Olympic in London instead focusing on making 2016 US Olympic team. He was eligible to represent Australia by virtue of birth.
  11. On July 14, 2012, Irving sustained broken right hand in a freak accident during the summer league practice. The injury occurred during the first of two practices when he hit the padding on the wall on the turn.
  12. In the sophomore year season he averaged 22.5 points with 5.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds. In the season he recorded his then career high 41 points against New York Knicks, to become the youngest player to score 40 points at Madison Square Garden.
  13. He made his debut in the 2013 All-Star game as first time selection for the Eastern Conference reserves. He also participated in the Rising Stars Challengers and contributed 32 points in the losing cause for the Team Shaq and won the NBA Three-Point Shootout.
  14. He was voted as the starting point guard in the 2014 NBA All-Star game, where he scored 31 points for Eastern Conference’s win with 14 assists to be voted as Most Valuable Player.
  15. During the 2013 season he recorded his first career triple-double with 21 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, in the game against Utah Jazz.
  16. Irving was part of 2014 United States FIBA Basketball World Cup team, which won the gold medal. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. He was named 2014 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.
  17. On July 10, 2014, Irving signed a contract extension with Cavaliers for five years and worth $ 90 million. In the season he recorded his career and franchise-high score of 57 points in the game against San Antonio Spurs on March 12, 2015.
  18. On June 05, 2015, in a MRI scan it was revealed Irving has suffered a fractured kneecap and will be out of action for the reminder of NBA Finals. In the first game of NBA Final with a just two minutes left he fell grabbing his left knee. He had missed two games of Eastern Conference Finals due to injury.
  19. On June 13, 2016, during game five of NBA Finals trailing 3-1, both James LeBron and Irving scored 41 points to propel Cavaliers to 112-97 win against Warriors. They became the first teammates to score 40 points in an NBA Finals.
  20. On June 19, 2016, Irving made a go-ahead 3-pointer field foal over the NBA’s first unanimous regular season MVP Stephen Curry to take lead with just 53 seconds remaining. The Cavaliers went on to win 93-89 for major championship victory in 52 years.
  21. On May 23, 2017, Irving scored career playoff high 42 points to take Cavaliers to 3-1 lead in the series. He scored 19 in less than five minutes and 33 in a 19 minutes stretch with James in foul trouble he was forced to do more work.
  22. In July 2017 he requested the Cavaliers to trade him stating that he wants to play in situation where he can be more of a focal point and that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James.
  23. On August 22, 2017, He was traded to the Boston Celtic in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the rights to 2018 first round draft pick.
  24. On November 23, 2015, he was blessed with daughter out of his relationship with his ex-partner. He named her Azurie Elizabeth Irving, in honor of his mother.
  25. Irving had his own theory about Earth and many other thinks. In February 2017, he stated that Erath is flat contrary to that the Erath is round. He also believes that John F. Kennedy was killed by the Federal Reserve and that the C.I.A tried to kill Bob Marley.
  26. In June 2017, he starred in an episode of the Houzz series ‘My Houzz,’ in which he surprises his father with a major home renovation.
  27. In 2016 he was dating singer Kehlani, but the pair broke up and there is no information on whether or not he is dating anyone.
  28. In 2012, he took on the role of ‘Uncle Drew’ in a series of Pepsi Max advertisement. He later wrote and directed episode 2, 3 and 4 of Uncle Drew series. He also appeared on an episode of the Disney XD series Kickin’It.
  29. Irving enjoys reading and keeping a journal. He also likes to sing and dance and play the baritone sax.
  30. Irving purchased 5,508 square foot house for $ 800,000 at Westlake, Ohio which belonged to Keyshia Cole and Daniel Gibson. The property was built in 2007, with five bedroom and four bathroom and three car garage. It also has home theatre, game room and a trophy room.
  31. Kyrie Irving Net Worth: $35 Million

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