Drederick Irving’s son, Kyrie Irving is arguably one of the best point guards in the league. The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted him as No.1 overall in the 2011 NBA Draft. He has been a stellar entertainer in the league, with arguably the best handles. Kyrie in recent months has attracted a lot of controversies and things have gone against him. During this period it is easy to forget, that Kyrie had a difficult upbringing, and coped with them from an early age.
However, Kyrie’s success in the NBA is all down to his father Drederick Irving, who taught his trade to him. Unlike Kyrie, his father didn’t play in the NBA, despite being one of the best players in college. Comedian Bruce Fine narrated the story of Drederick on the Jamie Kennedy Show.
this story of Kyrie Irving and his father is a damn movie😳🤯 pic.twitter.com/MC5G3KFFu2
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Fine mentions that Drederick started dominating the NCAA competition in his sophomore year. He averaged 15.8 points, 2.0 assists, and 2.7 rebounds. Despite his freshman-year stats bringing his averages down, he grew into the game in college. Fine mentioned that he was the highest scorer in the history of their college. “A friend of mine was on the basketball team. His name is Drederick. Highest scorer in the history of BU when we graduate.” said Bruce.
Bruce talked about how Kyrie lost his mother when he was just a 4-year-old, and how he nearly lost his father in the World Trade Center tragedy.“He takes a job at Reuters, which is in the World Trade Center…. one day he walks into work at 8:57 into the building’s lobby. In 2001, when the plane hit the building. He survives. He gets out of the building and gets reunited with his children.” said Fine. Kyrie eventually started attracting college offers, and joined the Duke Blue Devils, for Coach K.
Fulfilled his father Drederick Irving’s dream by playing in the NBA
Kyrie Irving made his father proud when the made it to the biggest stage in basketball, the NBA. Even though Drederick couldn’t make it to the NBA, his son, Kyrie, fulfilled his dream. Despite playing a few games for Duke, it was enough for him to make his talents known to the scouts. He was drafted No.1 overall in the 2011 draft, which was a proud moment for Drederick.
Kyrie wore the No.11 jersey in the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets. He opted for the No.2 jersey with the Dallas Mavericks. Kyrie is paying homage to his father as he donned the No.11 jersey during his time with Boston University. He doesn’t take a day in the NBA for granted as he is aware of what it means to his father.
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