Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, also known as the Cavs, are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Basketball is a sport, generally played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.
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Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia, but grew up in West Orange, New Jersey.
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Australia.
West Orange is a suburban township in central Essex County, New Jersey, United States.
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He played college basketball for Duke University before being selected with the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Cavaliers.
The 2011 NBA draft was held on June 23, 2011 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Irving has achieved a number of accolades, including the 2011–12 NBA Rookie of the Year, 2014 NBA All-Star Game MVP, and an NBA championship in 2016.
All-star is a term designating an individual as having a high level of performance in their field.
He has also played for the United States national team, with whom he has won gold at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup, also known as the FIBA World Cup of Basketball or simply the FIBA World Cup, between 1950 and 2010 known as the FIBA World Championship, is an international basketball competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of the International Basketball Federation, the sport's global governing body.
A world championship is generally an international sports competition open to elite competitors from across the world, representing their nations, and winning such an event will be considered the highest or near highest achievement in the sport or contest.
2014 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2014th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 14th year of the 3rd millennium, the 14th year of the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2010s decade.