Kyrie Irving apparently made a generous gesture last year that’s just now coming to light.
The Brooklyn Nets guard bought a house for the family of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who was killed last May by a white police officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.
Former NBA player Stephen Jackson, who was close with Floyd and his family, revealed the news on Etan Thomas’ “The Rematch” podcast.
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“She’s getting so much love, from not just us, but from people all around the world who are showing support,” Jackson said of Floyd’s daughter, Gianna. “I’m just continuing to do what I said I was going to do. I said I was going to be my brother’s keeper and take care of his daughter and make sure that her next days are her best days.
“I had a lot of my friends — Kyrie Irving bought them a house. Lil Wayne’s manager bought them a Mercedes-Benz. Barbra Streisand gave them stock in Disney.”
The Undefeated’s Marc Spears reported Irving gave Floyd’s family money for the house “five or six months ago,” which would have been last summer.
Irving didn’t participate in the 2020 NBA restart and reportedly was concerned the games would divert attention and resources away from racial justice efforts. It appears he was busy…