Kyrie Irving is a bona fide NBA superstar, a contender for MVP and one of the most compelling physical players and interviews in all of basketball.
He’s also as loyal as they come, which is why he tries to tap back into Duke — where he spent a single college season — whenever he can and even more so into Patrick School, where he sparked a Kevin Boyle-coached team to a No. 4 ranking in the USA TODAY Super25.
Now Irving has taken his support a step farther, funding a completely remade, souped-up gym, locker room and weight room for the Celtics (yes, Irving was a Celtic long before he was a Celtic).
Adam Zagoria’s Zag’s Blog on SNY.com followed the current Patrick School squad as it went through the new facilities for the first time and captured their reactions, which made for some pretty compelling video:
As for the special, custom Kyrie Irving gear, you could bet that was in order, too:
Though currently unranked, Patrick School plays a nationally competitive schedule annually, which means the Celtics will almost surely still have a chance to force their way into the Super 25 standings. Irving is just making sure that facilities won’t ever be what holds the program back.