While the reality created by the coronavirus was still new, Irving took it upon himself to donate to various charities that would benefit essential workers and the families most effected by the economic recession.
This comes on the heels of Irving recently announcing that he's paying the tuition of several students at HBCUs in Pennsylvania.
During an interview on The Rematch, a podcast hosted by former baller turned author and activist Etan Thomas, Jackson discussed the bond he had with Floyd-who was a childhood friend of his-and how he's taken in Floyd's daughter, Gianna. Kyrie Irving bought them a house.
Irving, who said he was away from the Nets because he "just needed a pause", has missed the last seven games overall - five while away from the team and two more while building back his conditioning after he was eligible to return.
Floyd's passing on Memorial Day 2020 spawned an worldwide rebellion as well as a wholesale condemnation of police brutality against Black people. He has been conspicuously absent from the Brooklyn Nets for the majority of the season, and prior to his absence, he refused to talk to the media, referring to them as sheep. Irving typically likes to keep his charitable work to himself, which is certainly a humble thing to do, and not something we see a lot these days.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.