Kyrie Irving’s collegiate career began in Durham, N.C., in 2010. He was an eager 18-year-old poised for success in the classroom and on the basketball court. During his time in college, Irving built special memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
The new KYRIE 1 Brotherhood basketball shoe reflects the three-time All-Star’s appreciation for the camaraderie and leadership lessons he gained in college and brings to the court as a professional. The shoe’s blue-and-black color makeup is a tribute to his university.
Shooting 53.2 percent while averaging 17.4 points, 5.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds put Irving into instant National Freshman of the Year consideration. Despite a hot start, a ligament injury limited Irving to 11 games in his freshman season. The temporary setback didn’t alter his long-term goals.
Just 22 years old, Irving prides himself on always learning, while avoiding complacency. As MVP of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Irving understands the importance of brotherhood, team bonding and leading by example. Irving draws on lessons learned from his father and past coaches to be a supportive teammate and respected leader.
KYRIE 1 Brotherhood Shoe Launching March 12
The KYRIE 1 Brotherhood shoe, and coordinating T-shirt and hat will be available at nike.com and select retail locations globally on March 12 and in North America on March 21.