Kyrie Irving: Net worth, salary, and endorsements
Kyrie Andrew Irving or Kyrie Irving is a basketball point guard, who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He was born on March 23, 1992, in Melbourne Australia. Kyrie’s father Drederick Irving was a college basketball player. He lost his mother Elizabeth Irving when he was four. In 2019, it was reported that Irving was engaged to his girlfriend Marlene Wilkerson.
Irving played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils before joining the Cavaliers in 2011. After playing four seasons and winning a championship, Irving moved to Boston Celtics where he played for two seasons. Before the start of the 2019-20 season, he came to Brooklyn Nets.
Kyrie plays at the point guard position. He is currently using jersey no. 11 although he started with no. 2 at Cleveland.
In July 2019, the Nets signed Irving in free agency. In his debut, he scored 50 points against Minnesota Timberwolves. But he didn’t play much for the Nets in his first season owing to a shoulder injury.
After 528 games in his NBA career, Kyrie Irving has averaged 22.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game. (Updated till March 23, 2020)
NBA champion (2016)
6× NBA All-Star (2013–2015, 2017–2019)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (2014)
All-NBA Second Team (2019)
All-NBA Third Team (2015)
NBA Rookie of the Year (2012)
NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (2013)
USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2014)
FIBA World Cup MVP (2014)
Irving was the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. He signed a five-year contract with the Cavaliers in 2014 that is worth $94 million before signing another blockbuster deal with the Celtics in August 2017. In the summer of 2019, he signed a four-year, $141 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Moreover, Forbes has estimated the net worth of Kyrie Irving as $43.3 million. Also, He is among their list of top 75 celebrities of 2019 and 25 highest-paid athletes of 2019.
More than half of Irving’s income comes from endorsement deals according to Forbes. Moreover, he endorses major brands like Nike and Pepsi. Also, Irving’s Nike shoe is among the NBA’s top sellers – only LeBron James outsold him in 2017-18. He also graced the cover of NBA 2K18. A viral Pepsi ad campaign featuring Irving as the elderly Uncle Drew eventually led to a 2018 feature film; Irving has partial ownership of the character. His jersey ranked fourth among the NBA’s bestsellers during the 2018-19 season.
Irving contributed to donations for coronavirus relief. In March, he announced a donation of $323,000 to Feeding America.
Previously, he has been involved in a few charity events. Moreover, he hosted a charity walk in 2016 to raise money for an organization that provides personal growth and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Kyrie Irving’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyrieirving
Kyrie Irving’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyrieirving/
|Height||6′ 2″ (1.88 m)|
|Endorsements||Panini, 2K Sports, Foot Locker, Nike, Pepsi|