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I’ve been critical of the way Kyrie Irving continues to handle the media, but I’ll give him his flowers when he does something right. Today, Irving paid off college tuition for nine students at HBCU Lincoln University.
Love or hate him, this was a bright spot for the six-time All-Star.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania, this was part of Irving’s 11 days of giving in December. It’s also not the first time Kyrie donated to his community. He’s given $323,000 to Feeding America, $200,000 to Lineage Logistics for COVID relief, and donated 250,000 meals in the New York area.
There’s plenty to criticize about the strange bird that is Kyrie Irving, but we can’t refute his heart for the less fortunate. Here at OutKick, we think that players should donate to causes they believe in, rather than preach about them on Twitter.
Irving clearly aligns with our message, providing resources to causes he cares about, instead of asking us to do the heavy lifting. Good on you, Kyrie.