"I know [his mom's death] has been definitely tough on him, but his dad has been a great role model and has helped him grow as a man and you can see it on the court," Thompson said. "I think losing a family member forces you to grow up a little quicker and you can see that in his game. He's a special person."
LaVar Ball Speculated & Lied About Kyrie Irving’s Family, Got All The Facts Wrong
"He couldn't wait to get away from his dad. Why? Because you guys was needy back then. My boy's not needy, he does whatever he wants...so you can't put yourself in my situation and star saying 'oh, from my experience.' Well maybe he didn't have the relationship that me and [Lonzo] got. And I don't think he did. First of all, your mom wasn't there. Well something's gotta change right there, it's not the same. Lonzo would come home and see his mom and dad all the time..."The "who are any of you to judge LaVar's family dynamic" camp are sure to have a difficult time with this one for many reasons - beginning with the fact that KYRIE IRVING IS MOST DEFINITELY A FATHER. It takes a very quick Google search to find that out.
In part of the caption to this photo, Iriving wrote:
Azurie Elizabeth Irving 11/23/15 35 hours of labor from her great mother and she came into the world to bring a shine to my world that I never thought was possible. I love you so much, and my heart grew the first time I felt your heart against mine. Mommy, I gave her your name because I know you will bless her and our family the same way you blessed me. I love you.
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Mommy, I gave her your name because I know you will bless her and our family the same way you blessed me. I love you.Yeah, that one parent household that Ball seemed so comfortable throwing in Irving's face? It was because his mother died tragically of sepsis at the age of 29, leaving a husband behind to raise their daughter and son by himself with the help of family.And here's what Irving's teammate Tristan Thompson had to say about the dad that Irving "couldn't wait to get away from":
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