April 16th, 2013 by John Kim / 1
Kyrie Irving‘s bright future is what we’re all focused on, but in this latest installment of Nike Basketball Inside Access, we’re getting a rare look at Kyrie’s past and the significant events that have directed him down a straight path to NBA stardom. Beginning life in Melbourne, Australia and traveling with his widowed father to West Orange, N.J., Kyrie learned invaluable lessons from his father Drederick, a pro-basketball player in Australia, which led him to garner attention from top universities at the age of 15. After one great year under Coach K at Duke, Kyrie has established himself as a premier point guard in the NBA, with a growing laundry list of accolades supporting his case of becoming a prominent face of the NBA for years to come.
Here on Sneaker News, we’ve discussed the potential of Kyrie being the next signature athlete for Nike Basketball, and our readers seem to agree with that notion; with Kobe Bryant going down with injury and his years as a pro dwindling, Kyrie’s window of opportunity seems to be growing. Check out the Nike Basketball Inside Access video with Kyrie Irving below and let us know what your thoughts are on Kyrie Irving’s future in the NBA and with Nike, and stay tuned for a detailed look at his new Nike logo and Hyperdunk PE.