Kyrie Irving is expanding his investment portfolio.
Dec 12, 2023
Ahead of hanging up their jerseys, many pro athletes begin to create a plan for their lives outside of sports. Whether it’s tapping into the VC space or following the entrepreneurial route, the mission for most is to continue building generational wealth once they decide to retire from their respective leagues.
Dec 5, 2023
Shetellia Riley Irving, Kyrie Irving’s stepmom, is representing for Black women in sports management. After transitioning from being the vice president of ad sales at BET, Irving became Kyrie’s agent in 2022. As previously shared by AFROTECH, the news, at the time, reportedly made her the only Black female agent representing an active NBA player.
Dec 1, 2023
Kyrie Irving continues to use his good fortune to bless others.
Jul 19, 2023
According to Kyrie Irving, his Nike shoe line generated billions.
Jul 10, 2023
Kyrie Irving’s decision to hire his stepmom Shetellia Riley Irving seems to have paid off so far.
Jul 3, 2023
When a blessing comes your way, you don’t always necessarily see it coming. Kyrie Irving boosted a GoFundMe goal to support a herb farm startup and Massachusetts native Valencia Andrews, who launched the page to fund her interest in creating alternatives to improve the quality of life.
Feb 3, 2023
Kyrie Irving has made a significant donation that will help a Howard University student continue her studies.
Dec 16, 2022
Kyrie Irving and Nike have officially parted ways.
Dec 5, 2022
In 2020, COVID-19 hit the block and stayed a while to let the people know it was here for the long haul. And while much of the world attempted to move forward as if the viral infection didn’t exist, its impact is still felt by people everywhere. From the uptick in remote work to the choices around vaccination, decisions based on the pandemic are real, and NBA star Kyrie Irving is a living testament. As the league decided how to implement its COVID-19 protocols, a decision from the NBA Player’s Association ruled that the NBA could not make the vaccine mandatory for players. However, staff and players must adhere to state laws and protocols associated with the pandemic. And since Kyrie Irving is a member of the Brooklyn Nets franchise and opposed to the vaccination, New York state protocols determined he was ineligible to play. According to CBS Sports, any player that decided to go against their local protocols would not play in home games and not be paid for any games missed. “Any...
Sep 28, 2022
People miss 100 percent of the shots they don’t take. And Kyrie Irving made it explicitly clear in a tweet that missing out on this shot will not count against his shooting average. The Brooklyn Nets guard obviously received the news about Naomi Osaka launching her own sports agency, Evolve, and he wants in on the deal. @naomiosaka yall got room over at your agency for hoopers. Just inquiring 🥂 — A11Even (@KyrieIrving) May 11, 2022
May 12, 2022
NBA star Kyrie Irving has turned his career on the basketball court into a family affair with his latest move. The Brooklyn Nets player has onboarded Shetellia Riley Irving, his stepmom, as his new agent. Irving’s switch-up reportedly makes her the only Black woman representing an active NBA player, according to sports reporter Shams Charania. Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has hired Shetellia Riley Irving as his new agent. Shetellia Riley Irving is believed to currently be the only Black woman representing an active NBA player. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 3, 2022 Shetellia has replaced Roc Nation and Jeff Wechsler, Irving’s former representation. The new NBA agent is currently BET’s VP of Ad Sales, according to Bleacher Report. With Irving’s decision to choose his $36,647,050 player option for the 2022-23 season or to become a free agent, Shetellia is set to play a key role in whichever shot he calls.
Mar 4, 2022
Born in Australia but raised in New Jersey, Kyrie Irving was destined for a basketball career. His father, Dredrick, was a college basketball player himself, who went on to play professional basketball in Australia after his college career was over. It was his father who inspired him to become a basketball player, himself. “I’m probably one of the most competitive people ever,” Irving told Yahoo back in 2011. “I want to go out there and destroy people, honestly. It’s fun to me. It comes mainly from my father.” But while his father got his start at Boston University, Kyrie Irving got his start at Duke University, where he quickly began standing out as the superstar he would eventually become. Ultimately, he decided to forgo his final three seasons of eligibility, and submitted himself for the 2011 NBA draft. He was a first-round pick, and was drafted to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Today, though, Kyrie Irving is a point guard for the Brooklyn Nets, and according to Celebrity Net Worth,...
Nov 10, 2021
Kyrie Irving continues to prove that he is quite a humanitarian! This time the NBA superstar is providing a Pakistani village with clean water. According to Nets Daily, Tharparkar, located in Pakistan’s Sindh province is one of the poorest parts of one of the world’s poorest countries. After realizing the lack of water resources in the area and that the district has been suffering from a drought for 17 consecutive years, a Michigan-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that has Pakistani roots decided to take action. And, thankfully, Irving and his KAI Family Foundation stepped in to help as well. The Paani Project set a goal to construct a solar-powered water plant in Tharparkar’s poorest village, Rohal — deemed one of the hottest places on the planet — and Irving and his foundation provided the funds. NBA superstar and humanitarian Kyrie Irving built a Paani solar water center in Sindh with his K.A.I. Family Foundation 😊🌙 pic.twitter.com/ELI8zOYfPr — پانی Paani (@PaaniProject)...
Jul 29, 2021
Fleeting, a Black-owned commercial trucking and fleet management services company has announced its seed round investment of $500,000 from NBA superstar Kyrie Irving and his newly-founded KAI Eleven Consulting, LLC (KAI 11 Consulting) along with Lockstep Ventures, a new venture fund founded by Bonin Bough, Marcus Glover, and Michael Loeb. “I am thrilled to receive this investment from KAI 11 Consulting and Lockstep Ventures to further scale our business and empower those from underserved communities,” said Fleeting’s CEO and founder Pierre Laguerre in an official press release. “The trucking industry is one of the fastest-growing in the U.S. and I want to ensure it provides access to everyone who wants to be part of it. I intend to help those in the Fleeting family to become financially independent and even entrepreneurs themselves.” In the new joint investment from KAI 11 Consulting and Lockstep Ventures, Fleeting aims to grow its social impact arm to include hiring and training...
May 11, 2021