Kyrie Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia, the son of Drederick and Elizabeth Irving. He has an older sister, Asia, and a younger sister, London. Irving’s father played basketball in college at Boston University and professionally in Australia for the Bulleen Boomers. Irving and his family moved to the United States from Australia when he was two years old. He holds dual American and Australian citizenship.
Kyrie was a five-star recruit coming out of high school and played one season in college at Duke University before being drafted 1st overall in the 2011 NBA Draft. Following his rookie season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Irving was named the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year. Kyrie is an eight-time All-Star, 2014 NBA All-Star MVP, a three-time member of the All-NBA Team, and won an NBA Championship in 2016 with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving also won a gold medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics playing for played for the United States national team.