Kyrie Irving is one of the most well-known and outspoken activists in the NBA today. He uses his platform to speak out on things like the tragic and unjust loss of heroes like Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery. He was out on the streets protesting with other pro athletes and pushing the Black Lives Matter movement.
But recently he has reached out to help out the WNBA players who are inspiring people all around the globe.
COVID-19 took the world and sports by storm. Many people worried about losing their jobs and if they could provide for their families. However, the Nets Point Guard has reached out to financially support WNBA players affected by the pandemic. On July 27, 2020, Kyrie pledged $1.5 million to any WNBA players who decided to sit out the season.
This generous donation goes to show what Kyrie Irving is all about. He played with Lebron for half a decade and he is an embodiment of James’ “More Than An Athlete” trademark. Kyrie is an incredible leader and role model off the court and it’s actions like this that make it undisputable.
Brooklyn is going to have a contending roster next season after struggling to make it to Orlando. Kevin Durant will debut, and the same solid young core will be back. Kyrie will have to perform at his highest level… but regardless of his impact on the court, his off the court impact can never be measured by any statistic or score.