Viral LOOK: NBA Star Kyrie Irving Gives Jersey & Sneakers to Military Members
Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving capped off Military Appreciation Night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center by giving his game-worn jersey and shoes to members of the U.S. military.
In the moments after the Celtics defeated the Nets 109-102, Irving headed toward four soldiers in uniform who were standing courtside. He gave one his number 11 jersey and another his Nike signature shoes.
— NBA (@NBA) November 15, 2017
"Oh my God!" one of the ecstatic soldiers said. "Thank you so much!"
The four-time NBA All-Star then shook hands with all four servicemembers before heading back to the visitors' locker room.
Irving, who suffered a facial fracture in a Friday night victory over the Charlotte Hornets, scored 25 points and added five assists in the Celtics' 13th straight win.
Social media users praised him for the classy post-game gesture:
Love it that’s how it should be. Respect
— james burke (@jburke616) November 15, 2017
— Joe Kelly (@JoeKellyAtty) November 15, 2017
After last night, the NBA has a new fan. Kyrie Irving gave his game day shoes and shirt to a group of US Military fans. The NFL could learn from Irving's gratitude to Our Military.
— Bryan DuChane (@Bryan_DuChane) November 15, 2017
Kyrie Irving showed his respect in a very cool way. https://t.co/RBR3fxkyzE
— Celtics247 (@BOS_Celtics247) November 15, 2017
@KyrieIrving class move with the jersey and shoes!! Class move.
— Frank Gonzales (@2AInfidel) November 15, 2017
— Jill Stringer (@jillstringer7) November 15, 2017
@KyrieIrving Love what u did last night. U r a gentleman. Go Celtics
— Digger (@christinasdad) November 15, 2017
— Telly (@TellyClark43) November 15, 2017
It's not often one act makes me immediately like a player, but @KyrieIrving literally giving the jersey off his back, and the shoes off his feet to 2 soldiers court side, did just that.
— Turn 2 Dude (@Turn2Dude) November 15, 2017
@KyrieIrving God Bless you for your acts of respect last night at the game for our soldiers. You are a positive influence and representative of your sport.
— James M Cassidy (@jamesmcassidy1) November 15, 2017
@KyrieIrving LOVE what you did with your jersey and shoes. Small act, big gesture.
— Cocktail Bettie (@MissHerr5) November 15, 2017
— Rojo (@GrayRojo) November 15, 2017
@KyrieIrving That's a real citizen of the year! Watch and learn. Make a difference extend a hand. Class act!
— Kelly (@blan_kel) November 15, 2017
@KyrieIrving for what you did last night for those troops...from a veteran .. MAD RESPECT...now have a new fan even though I bleed black and silver!!
— Redskins4ever (@slygod02) November 15, 2017
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