Kyrie Irving. Kyrie Andrew Irving (born March 23, 1992) is a point guard playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia, where his father, Drederick, played professional basketball for the Bulleen Boomers. But, after his mother, Elizabeth, died when he was four, he and his father relocated to the United States. He grew up in West Orange, New Jersey, raised by Drederick with the help of his aunts.
He played collegiately at Duke University for one season before declaring himself eligible for the 2011 NBA draft. He was selected with the number 1 pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers alongside rookie teammate Tristan Thompson on December 10, 2011. Both Irving and Thompson were named to the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge. Irving played for Team Chuck while Thompson played for Team Shaq. Irving scored 34 points in the game, including going 8-8 from three-point range, and earned MVP honors. For the season, Irving won the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Award, receiving 117 of a possible 120 first-place votes. He was also the only unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. For the season, Irving averaged 18.5 points, 5.4 assists and shot 46.9 percent from the field, including 39.9 percent on three-pointers.
Teaming up with LeBron James and Kevin Love for the 2014-2015 season, Irving helped the Cavaliers win 34 of their final 43 games to finish the regular season as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 53-29 overall record. In his first career playoff game on April 19, he scored 30 points in a 113-100 win over the Boston Celtics. 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. After leaving Game 1 of the NBA Finals in the overtime period with a left knee injury, Irving was ruled out for the rest of the series the following day with a fractured left knee cap that required surgery, sidelining him for three to four months. His absense along with that of Love could very well have cost the Cavs the Championship.
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