How much is Kyrie Irving worth? $70 Million.
How did Kyrie Irving earn his money and wealth?
Kyrie Irving is a professional basketball player whose formal name is Kyrie Andrew Irving. He was born in Melbourne, Australia on March 23, 1992, to American parents and moved back to the US when he was two years old. He holds a dual American and Australian citizenship. As a child, he grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and would often accompany his father to his adult league games. Irving started playing basketball from fourth grade after he played at the Continental Airlines Arena. Boston University offered him a scholarship to study there when he was in the fifth grade. He played for Road Runners team of the Amateur Athletic Union as a teenager. He continued to play basketball through his high school and sophomore years. He was selected into the Junior National Select Team in 2010. In the same year, Irving was also selected to play in the Jordon Brand Classic and McDonald’s All-American Game. He also played at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship and won the gold medal along with his teammates.
Irving chose to attend Duke University where he joined the Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team. He played with Duke under the guidance of his head coach Mike Krzyzewski. In his last game for Duke, he scored 28 points. Irving began his professional career with the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2011. His performance was impressive and he won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2012. He played for the Cleveland Cavaliers until 2017 and he was traded to the Boston Celtics.
Irving along with his teammates won a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He is the fourth individual in Team USA to have won both the NBA Championship as well as an Olympic Gold Medal in the same year. The other three individuals were Michael Jordon, LeBron James, and Scottie Pippen.
Irving in 2014 was named USA Basket Male Athlete of the Year.
Irving is also interested in acting and directing. He appeared as Uncle Drew in a number of Pepsi Max advertisements. He will be starring in the movie “Uncle Drew” which will release in July 2018. He is also a keen singer and dancer. He also enjoys the baritone sax. Irving and his ex-girlfriend have a daughter who they named Azurie Elizabeth Irving. He named her Elizabeth in honor of his late mother.
What are the awards won by Kyrie Irving?
- Rising Stars Challenge MVP (2012)
- Rookie of the Year (2012)
- All-Rookie First Team (2012)
- 5 x All-Star (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
- All-Star Game MVP (2014)
- All NBA Third Team (2015)
- NBA Champion (2016)
- Best Team ESPY Award (with the Cavaliers) (2016)
- Three-story commemorative banner in downtown Cleveland.
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