How did Kyrie Irving become an olympian, an NBA champ, and the best ball handler in the NBA?
Kyrie Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia with a glistening future set for him from the start.
Kyrie’s father was a professional basketball player for the Australian basketball league for two seasons before taking his talents to the US.
After making his new home West Orange, New Jersey Kyrie began developing his basketball talent at a young age.
At the age of 4 Kyrie lost his mom to sepsis, ultimately making his dad into both his childhood mentor as well as his coach that would lead him to greatness.
Although Kyrie practiced basketball consistently as a younger child, he really started to shine as a high school prospect.
As Kyrie’s father, Drederick Irving began to recognize his budding talent, he moved Kyrie to a more prestigious high school where he played alongside Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and averaged 27 points, 10 assists, and 4 steals per game.
With Kyrie’s staggering statistics, he was targeted by 5 top of the line schools before signing with the Duke Blue Devils in 2009.
Despite playing only 11 games for Duke, Kyrie’s ball-handling and leadership attributes began to manifest, enough so that he was drafted first overall in the 2011 NBA draft.
After making it to the NBA, Kyrie quickly became a star, winning rookie of the year easily.
Since his rookie year, Kyrie has been an all-star 6 times, an MVP once, and has a championship ring after partnering with Lebron in Cleveland.
Kyrie now sits in Brooklyn awaiting a potentially great season after teaming up with the great, Kevin Durant.
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