30 Facts About Kyrie Irving

1. In November 2016, Kyrie Irving tweeted his support for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe protesters who were demonstrating against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

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2. In May 2011, Kyrie Irving made a promise to his father to finish his bachelor's degree at Duke within five years.

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3. Kyrie Irving likes to sing, dance, and play the baritone sax.

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4. In June 2017, Kyrie Irving starred in an episode of the Houzz series My Houzz, in which he surprised his father with a major home renovation.

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5. In 2012, Kyrie Irving appeared on an episode of the Disney XD series Kickin' It.

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6. Kyrie Irving has starred as the character in a feature film, Uncle Drew, which features former NBA stars, and was released in June 2018.

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7. In 2012, Kyrie Irving played the role of Uncle Drew in a series of Pepsi Max advertisements.

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8. Kyrie Irving was a member of the United States national team that competed in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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9. In 2012, Kyrie Irving was in contention for a position on the Australian team for the 2012 Olympics.

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10. Kyrie Irving went on to help the Cavaliers reach the NBA Finals for just the second time in franchise history despite missing two games in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks with a knee injury.

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11. On July 10, 2014, Kyrie Irving signed a five-year, $90 million contract extension with the Cavaliers.

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12. Kyrie Irving participated in the NBA NBA Three-Point Shootout and recorded 23 points in the final round to win the event.

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13. Kyrie Irving participated in the Rising Stars Challenge again, scoring 32 points for Team Shaq in a losing effort.

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14. Kyrie Irving became the youngest player in NBA history to score 40 points in Madison Square Garden; he was a year younger than Michael Jordan, who did it in 1985.

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15. Kyrie Irving played in the Cavaliers' next game, but the injury forced him to miss three weeks of action.

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16. Kyrie Irving won the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Award with 117 of a possible 120 first-place votes.

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17. Kyrie Irving scored 34 points in the game, going 8-of-8 from three-point range, and earned MVP honors.

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18. Kyrie Irving was named to the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge, where he played for Team Chuck.

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19. Kyrie Irving announced that he would forgo his final three seasons of eligibility and enter the 2011 NBA draft, where he was selected with the first overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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20. Kyrie Irving scored 28 points in what turned out to be his last game for Duke.

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21. On January 19, 2010, Kyrie Irving was selected to the 2010 Junior National Select Team.

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22. Kyrie Irving had to sit out the first 30 days of St Patrick's season due to the transfer.

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23. Kyrie Irving lived in the Melbourne suburb of Kew before relocating to the United States when he was two years old.

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24. Kyrie Irving has an older sister, Asia, and a younger sister, London.

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25. Kyrie Irving is the son of Drederick and Elizabeth Irving, and the stepson of Shetellia Irving.

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26. Kyrie Irving was born on March 23, 1992 in Melbourne, Australia, to American parents.

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27. Kyrie Irving has played for the United States national team, with which he won gold at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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28. Kyrie Irving played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils before joining the Cavaliers in 2011.

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29. Kyrie Irving won an NBA championship with the Cavaliers in 2016.

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30. Kyrie Irving was named NBA Rookie of the Year after being selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.

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