Happy 25th Birthday Kyrie Irving: A Look Into Uncle Drew’s NBA Journey


By NBA.com Staff
Kyrie Irving’s 25th birthday can be considered a milestone. He has already won one NBA Championship and is perhaps on his way to bag another one. So let us take a look at his NBA journey — from the day he was drafted into the NBA to some of his latest achievements.

Draft Day

Getting selected for an NBA team can be the pinnacle of dreams for some athletes. A nervous Kyrie Irving was thus extremely proud to get to wear the Cleveland Cavaliers jersey as the No. 1 pick in the 2011 Draft. Take a look at some of the best moments from that day:

First Triple-Double

Kyrie’s first and only TD for the Cavs came against the Jazz on 28 February 2014. The youngster posted 21 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Catch his game highlights here:

Playoff Debut Heroics

Dropping 30 points on the Boston Celtics and earning your team a vital 1-0 lead – Kyrie Irving’s first playoff game was memorable and how! Take a look at some of the best moments from the night:

All-Star Credentials

Whether it be his 2013 3-Point Challenge conquest or the 2014 All-Star MVP award, Kyrie’s move into the big league has taken a giant step each year.

Take a look at his 2013 Three-Point Challenge win:

And here is the highlight reel for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game:

Clutch Kyrie

Yes, Kyrie is known for his clutch moments. But it was in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals where he had his ‘Cometh the hour, cometh the man’ moment:

These are some of the milestones that encapsulate Kyrie Irving’s journey in the NBA. Here’s to a great career and a great life!

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