Kyrie Irving, who only four days ago contributed $323,000 to food relief efforts in the New York area, is once again contributing to the coronavirus effort in two ways, Stefan Bondy reports Friday.
Irving, working with Forbes, has also launched an NYC campaign called, “Help Our Neighborhood Restaurants.” Its volunteer journalists will create vignettes and tell stories of restaurants in the community. It will urge NYers to order food, tip well and help feed others in need. https://t.co/rNa03qpyba— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) March 27, 2020
Both Irving and DeAndre Jordan are investors in Beyond Meat and the company is a sponsor at Barclays Center.
On Monday, his 28th birthday, Kyrie Irving announced that he’s donating $323,000 to Feeding America, with Lineage Logistics matching up to $200,000 in donations as well, amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Locally, he’s partnering with City Harvest and donating 250,000 meals across the New York area. Irving announced he is creating the Share-A-Meal campaign in partnership with those organizations “to help marginalized communities get the food sources they require.”
Meanwhile, Irving talked on Instagram about being a Nets fans in the glory days of Jason Kidd et al ... and afterwards.
Kyrie Irving talks growing up as a “struggling Nets fan” in the post-JKidd era, Devin Harris, NJ Nets memories, how it was destined he’d fulfill his dream of making it to the NBA, and the beauty of his journey that has finally landed him back home.— Billy Reinhardt (@BillyReinhardt) March 28, 2020
(via IG Live) pic.twitter.com/tj5U0NclUC
And how he prepared for the dagger that won the NBA championship in 2016...
Full video of Kyrie talking about the inspiration of the 2016 Game 7 stepback in Oracle: the call to Kobe after Game 2 and the internship when he met up with LeBron at the 2011 Finals. pic.twitter.com/rRx6XdtqKs— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) March 28, 2020
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