It is being reported that Kyrie Irving spent nearly $2 million in donations to WNBA players and free meals across New York.
Kyrie Irving has built up a certain type of reputation around the league, these past couple of years. Due to his enigmatic personality, he is quite often misunderstood. According to Kyrie himself, this leads to the media misinterpreting what he’s saying.
This was the sole reason as to Kyrie skipped his media availability and claimed that he will not be speaking to the media for the entirety of this season.
Due to his strained relationship with the media, a lot of what Kyrie does and says gets put under the microscope for an in-depth analysis. This usually results in negativity being spread around his name.
News outlets gloss over the positive things Irving does off the court, and instead focus on other aspects of his life that aren’t important.
Kyrie Irving takes care of WBNA players and ones in need in New York.
It is being reported that Kyrie Irving donated $1.5 million to WNBA players who opted out of the Bubble this year.
The WBNA had its own Bubble, alongside the NBA Bubble for the 2019-20 season. Many WBNA players didn’t show up due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19.
Kyrie Irving donated 1.5 million to WNBA players who opted out of the bubble this year, 323K to Feeding America, and partnered with an NYC charity to provide 250K meals. Maybe let’s not have a referendum on his character because he doesn’t want to talk to beat writers.
— Sean Keane (@seankeane) December 5, 2020
WBNA players are criminally underpaid and top of that, were not paid if they didn’t show up to the Bubble. Irving, who also skipped out on the NBA Bubble, decided to donate a lump sum of money to help out.
Irving also partnered up with a New York City charity to provide $250,000 worth of meals for those in need of free meals, across the city.
With Kyrie being the first to suggest league suspension in the fight for racial inequality, and his countless donations, the tide is starting to shift of the people’s perception of the 2016 champion.