Kyrie lrving Net Worth 2022: Income, Salary, Career, Bio

Kyrie Andrew Irving is a six-foot (and two-inch) tall, 29 years old professional basketball player who currently plays as a shooting guard and point guard for the Brooklyn Nets.

Nicknamed “Little Mountain”, he is originally from Melbourne, Australia, and has gained recognition as an NBA championship winner. 

 

Biography and Early Life

Kyrie Irving was born to American expatriates, Drederick and Elizabeth Irving. He has two sisters and is also the stepson of Shetellia Irving. However, Kyrie lived with his parents in Melbourne, Australia; he moved to the United States when he was two years old. 

At age 4, Kyrie’s mother passed away, leaving him raised by his father and his aunts.

The young star grew up watching his father play basketball in New Jersey and pulled his father’s influence to train with Boston University. As a result of his promising talents, Kyrie Irving was offered a scholarship to the University. 

Kyrie Irving was born to American expatriates, Drederick and Elizabeth Irving

 

Career

Playing basketball for Montclair Kimberley Academy, Irving won them their first New Jersey Prep’ B’ state title and became the high school’s second 1000 point scorer by the end of his sophomore year.

After that, he sought more professional challenges, making Irving change School to St. Patrick High School. Kyrie Irving led St. Patrick to their third New Jersey Tournament of Champions and a Union County Tournament Championship. 

In 2010, He played on the Junior National Select Team in the McDonald’s All-American Game and won MVP in the Jordan Brand Classic. In addition, Kyrie Irving also played in the FIBA America Under-18 Championship, winning gold with the United States team.

In College, Kyrie averaged 17.4 points per game, 5.1 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 steal playing with the Blue Devils between 2010 and 2011. 

Kyrie was officially drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers, making his debut in the NBA and winning rookie of the year in the 2011-2012 season.

Irving’s debut in the NBA earned him a spot on the All-Rookie first team, and despite minor injuries, Kyrie had even more impressive seasons as a player, earning him a place in the All-Star team and a contract extension with Cleveland at the end of the 2013-2014 season. 

Although Kyrie scored several points during games, injuries continued to disrupt his career through the 2014-2015 season.

Nevertheless, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the Golden State Warriors in the 2015-2016 finals. Kyrie is also an Olympic gold medalist, winning with USA’s national team in 2016. 

In 2017, he requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers; in August of 2017, a deal of finalized with the Boston Celtics

Kyrie Irving had a disappointing season with the Celtics and wanted to play for a team closer to New Jersey after the death of his grandfather. He got his wish in 2019, signing with the Brooklyn Nets as a free agent, and his performance improved significantly. 

Playing basketball for Montclair Kimberley Academ

 

Personal Life, Controversy and Injuries

Kyrie Irving is a father of two. His first child, Azure Elizabeth Irving, was born in 2015 and is named after Kyrie’s mother, who died in 1996. In 2021, Kyrie Irving had his second child with his girlfriend, Marlene Wilkerson. They announced in a YouTube video, showing the pregnancy journey as a couple.

His consistency as a professional basketball player has been rocky, with Kyrie injured for about 30% of his entire career. He missed over 20 games while playing for Duke, 82 while playing for Cleveland, 56 with Boston and 77 with the Brooklyn Nets (so far). 

Kyrie Irving came under severe scrutiny for refusing to be vaccinated against covid-19 in 2021. Teammates, professionals and basketball lovers criticized him for putting his colleagues at risk of the virus. However, Kyrie has been very firm in his stance and is rumoured to resume play soon.

 

Kyrie lrving Personal Life, Controversy and Injuries

 

Net worth, Influence and Salary

The successful Basketball player is worth an estimated 90 million dollars. First, Irving signed on to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a contract worth about $11 million, renewing with the team in 2014 for $90 million.

Then, with his move to Boston, the basketballer made about $18 million in his first season and $20 million in the second before switching teams to the Brooklyn Nets for $164 million. 

One of Kyrie’s major brand partners is Nike. His shoes are some of Nike’s best sellers, making the 11million dollar agreement with Kyrie a steal for the apparel brand. Kyrie also endorses Pepsi; a viral ad in 2018 landed Kyrie his first role in a feature film.

 

Full Name:Kyrie Irving
Net Worth:$90 Million
Age:29
Country:United States
Born:March 23, 1992
Salary:$10 Million
Last Updated:2022
 

Conclusion

Kyrie Irving has written his name in basketball history. He has also made appearances on television, playing himself in “Uncle Drew”; starred in “Kickin’ It” and has also played a character on the hit television cartoon “Family Guy”. 

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FAQs

Who plays water bear in a family guy?

  • Kyrie Irving is the voice of Water bear in a Family guy.

Why is Kyrie Irving benched by the Nets?

  • The Nets benched Kyrie Irving for refusing to take covid-19 vaccinations.

Is Kyrie Irving from Australia?

  • Kyrie Irving possesses dual citizenship, Australia and USA.

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