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.
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:
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:
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:
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!