Cavs Kyrie Irving explains why he’s giving his NBA championship ring to his dad

CLEVELAND – Cavaliers star guard Kyrie Irving will give his NBA championship ring to his father, Drederick.

Irving, whose 3-pointer in the final minutes of Game 7 last June helped Cleveland win the title, said he has given many of his awards to his dad.

“I give my dad almost everything,” he told the AP. “So, every accomplishment, every MVP award, every trophy that I’ve had since I was probably about 13 or 12, I’ve given to my dad.”

The Irvings have an especially tight bond after Kyrie’s mom died when he was young.

The Cavs will be getting those championship rings on Tuesday, October 25th, at the home opener against the Knicks. The team will also raise the championship banner into the rafters of Quicken Loans Arena that night.

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