Welcome to 2018, where Kyrie Irving can share a headline with an 11-year-old kid from Illinois who went viral for yodeling at his local Walmart.
Quick background: The kid is Mason Ramsey, who became an internet sensation when a video surfaced of him yodeling Hank Williams at a Walmart. Ramsey’s country-wide tour landed him in Nashville last week, where he ate at a Cracker Barrel with some high school players.
What does any of this have to do with the Boston Celtics’ All-Star point guard? Well, Cracker Barrel’s Twitter account asked Ramsey to pick one “singer” he’d like to do a Hank Williams duet with.
And Ramsey chose …
Yup. Kyrie Irving.
We have no idea why Ramsey wants to yodel with a professional basketball player, much less Irving. But the Celtics guard does have a diverse taste in music — he’s a big fan of the musical “Rent” — so we’re totally on board with this.
Unfortunately for C’s fans, Irving has a clear schedule: He’s been ruled out of the NBA playoffs as he recovers from left knee surgery.
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