Kyrie Irving’s father Drederick has a well-documented legacy in Boston as a star basketball player for BU from 1984-1988. Thirty years later, his son is the face of the Celtics.
In Kyrie’s recent Nike commercial, the 26 year-old All-Star point guard took on his dad in a game of 1-on-1 at the Garden:
“He’s the reason I wear number 11, and I want to be the reason that no one else does.”
Hopefully he can bring those words to life. The C’s are now 3-7 in their last 10 games after losing to the bottom feeding Knicks. Thank you to Kyrie, his father, and Nike for giving us some positive Celtics content in the midst of this unspeakably bad stretch.
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