Kyrie Irving

Country: USA
Sport: Basketball
Date of Birth: 03/23/1992
First Olympics: 2016, Rio

A former USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year honoree, Kyrie Irving is a speedy point guard with a knack for attacking the basket. Born in Australia while his father – who played basketball collegiately at Boston University – pursued a professional career with the Bulleen Boomers, Irving moved to the United States when he was 2 years old. Irving, who holds dual citizenship and grew up in West Orange, New Jersey,, admits to being courted by the Australian national basketball team, but chose to represent the United States after playing for Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the 6-foot-3 floor general was the 2014 FIBA World Cup MVP and is a three-time NBA All-Star.

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