Long before he was a NBA superstar and LeBron James’ super sidekick, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving went to St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Uncle Drew hasn’t overlooked his foundations. On Friday, ZagsBlog’s Adam Zagoria detailed that Irving is covering the educational cost for 12-year-old Spencer Joyner, who was determined to have “pseudotumor cerebri, a weakening condition that outcomes in headache migraines and can bring about vision loss” in November.
St. Pat’s shut in 2012 and was supplanted by the nondenominational Patrick School, which Joyner goes to.
“It made me feel really good and lucky to have one of my favorite players do that,” Spencer told Zagoria.
Irving likewise paid for the memorial service of 14-year-old Nixon Geraldo, another Patrick School understudy who crumpled amid ball rehearse and later passed on. Kyrie gives cash to the school routinely and gives athletic apparatus to the ball group.
Spencer has yet to meet the 24-year-old All-Star. The Patrick School group went to Spencer and his family after Christmas, and that is when head coach Chris Chavannes told the Joyner family regarding Irving’s motion.
“I’m just thankful that I have a great support system and great financial team that allows to give back to our community and support those kids,” Irving said, “not only just the athletes but the students that we have at the school.”