Kyrie Irving has been subjected to all the criticism in the world for his recent unexplained absence from the Brooklyn Nets, but the star point guard is doing good things off the court.
According to former NBA player Stephen Jackson, Irving had recently bought a home for the family of George Floyd – the Minneapolis man who was killed by a police officer last spring.
Jackson, who was a friend of Floyd’s, revealed Irving’s act of kindness on “The Rematch” podcast when he was asked by host Etan Jackson how Floyd’s daughter was doing.
“She’s getting so much love – not just from us, but from people all around the world who are showing support,” he said. “I’m just continuing to do what I said I was going to do; I said I was going to be my brother’s keeper and take care of his daughter and make sure that her next days are her best days.
“A lot of my friends [have helped]. Kyrie Irving bought them a house. Lil’ Wayne’s manager bought them a Mercedes-Benz. Barbra Streisand gave them stock in Disney.”
Irving, 28, has been at the forefront of race and social justice issues among NBA players, so much so, that the Nets star did not think players should have returned to the season in the Orlando bubble last summer amid so much social unrest.