Kyrie Irving hasn’t forgotten about the people who helped him reach NBA superstardom.
Irving, along with Gordon Hayward, officially was introduced as a member of the Boston Celtics in a press conference Friday morning. And after fielding questions from the media, Irving shared an emotional moment with his father, in which he gave him his very first Celtics jersey.
The Irvings actually have ties to the city of Boston. Kyrie’s father, Drederick, was a basketball star at Boston University in the mid-1980s, and even had his number retired by the school. What number, you ask? The same number his son will wear for the C’s, No. 11.
Boston fans got their first look at the star point guard in his new uniform Friday, and the four-time All-Star shared a message to the Celtics faithful to let them know just how excited he is to get started.
We have a feeling Drederick will be seen at TD Garden several times over the course of the upcoming campaign.
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