Former NBA player Stephen Jackson has shared that Brooklyn Nets Point Guard Kyrie Irving bout a home for the family of George Floyd. While speaking with fellow former NBA player Etan Thomas, Jackson also shared that Irving is one of many celebrities to offer a helping hand to the Floyd family.
"Kyrie Irving bought them a house. Lil' Wayne's manager bought them a Mercedes-Benz. Barbra Streisand gave them stock in Disney," Jackson said.
Adding on, Lil' Baby reportedly threw a birthday party for Floyd's 7-year-old daughter, Gianna. Most notably, Floyd's childhood friend, Stephen Jackson, has traveled around with the Floyd family as well as offering financial support. The NBA veteran also has developed a close relationship with Floyd's kids.
"I think I adopted another child, God put me into this position," Jackson said.
"I’m going to do the best that I can."
As for Irving, his efforts to improve the world around him don't stop with the Floyd family. Most recently, he offered to pay the tuition of nine students at Lincoln University. He has also set up a $1.5 million fund for WNBA players who opted out of playing the bubble last summer.
"Whether a person decided to fight for social justice, play basketball, focus on physical or mental health, or simply connect with their families, this initiative can hopefully support their priorities and decisions,'' Irving said.
Irving will now direct his attention toward the NBA season. The 2016 NBA champion is looking to return to the Nets after a two-week absence. He was recently docked $800,000 from his salary for an unexcused leave from the Nets. When he joins, he will team up with former NBA MVPs Kevin Durant and James Harden.
The Nets will play Irving's former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, on January 20 and again on January 22.
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