NBA star Kyrie Irving has once again shown his generosity by donating $26,000 to help a family in need cover the expenses for a kidney transplant. The family of Andrews Dzifa Amuzu had started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $25,000, and Irving decided to step in and contribute the remaining amount. This is not the first time Irving has used his wealth to support others, as he donated over $20,000 to a student struggling with tuition fees at Harvard last year. Despite facing criticism for his actions both on and off the basketball court, Irving has established a reputation for his charitable endeavors.
On the court, Irving has been sidelined since December 8th due to an injury sustained when teammate Dwight Powell fell awkwardly on his leg. However, there is hope for Irving’s return soon, with Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd expressing expectations that Irving will rejoin the team during their upcoming homestand. Before his injury, Irving had been performing at an All-Star level, averaging 23.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game. With the Mavericks currently sitting in sixth place in the Western Conference standings, Irving’s return could boost the team’s chances of climbing higher as they aim to contend in 2024.