Kyrie Irving Helped Out George Floyd’s Family With Huge Gesture

Kyrie Irving is a huge NBA star who plays for the Brooklyn Nets. He recently gave back to a family who needed support. The family was that of George Floyd, who died due to the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

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Kyrie Irving Helps George Floyd’s Family

Stephen Jackson, who is a former NBA player and close friend of George Floyd’s, talked about the gift along with the other massive amounts of support from people for George Floyd’s 7-year-old daughter, Gianna. George Floyd, a Black man, died in May of 2020 after a now-former police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for nearly 8 minutes.

Jackson had known Floyd since he was a teenager, and people would often call them twins. Through communication with Stephen Jackson, Irving learned that the family needed a house and he made it happen in no time.

When asked about the gift, Kyrie Irving stated that he simply wanted to continue fulfilling the purpose of serving the underserved communities. Those are the ones that don’t get the same attention from others. He added that he was simply trying to do his part with service.

Irving Wasn’t the Only One to Give Back

A picture from a George Floyd protest The tragedy of George Floyd’s death sparked countless protests all over the world. All the protesters were seeking justice for the death, for Black lives, and the end of police brutality.

Kyrie Irving wasn’t the only one to give back to the family. Many people reached out to the family in different ways to help them. Kyrie bought them a house, Barba Streisand gave them some stock in Disney, and even Lil Wanye’s manager gifted them a Mercedes-Benz.

Kanye West took part and set up a college fund for Gianna, which was part of a $2 million donation to help the Floyd family along with the families of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery who died due to police brutality. Texas Southern University offered Gianna a full scholarship if she decides to attend the university. Apart from this, a GoFundMe campaign was also set up for Gianna and raised more than $2.3 million.

LeBron James Apologizes to Lakers Fans for the Team’s Poor Results

LeBron James during a game for the Lakers

Professional sports are a feast to the eye. When our team is winning – it may feel like we’re on cloud nine. It’s when our favorite players are off to a disappointing start of the season, however, that we’re usually quick to judge and point fingers. Before Lakers fans had the chance to do that, LeBron James himself took to Twitter to apologize for the team’s rocky performance.

LeBron James Addressed Fans on Twitter

On the Sunday afternoon of January 17, fans were surprised to see a tweet from LeBron James. In it, the All-Star basketball player addressed #LakerNation to apologize and promise that he and the team would do better. The tweet came as a result of the Lakers’ 21-22 result on the season, which can barely get them in the playoffs as the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference.

LeBron James tweets to apologize to fans The Los Angeles favorites have had a troubling start of the season as everyone expected them to contend for a championship title this year after getting Russell Westbrook on the team. However, their performance has been disappointing, to say the least.

A Rocky Season for the Lakers

One of the reasons that the Lakers haven’t performed well is the absence of Anthony Davis, who got a knee injury during the December 17 game against the Timberwolves in the third quarter. The superstar isn’t the only Lakers player to suffer injuries this season. The team also had several cases of the virus, which has contributed to the Lakers getting a foothold in the Western Conference standings.

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Despite LeBron James still competing at full force and putting up some incredible numbers (he’s currently averaging at 28.9 points, 6.5 assists, and 7.5 rebounds per game), it would seem that the team’s woes are definitely not on James. Nevertheless, he’s the one apologizing for it… What a true champ!