Kyrie Irving

Cavs' Irving shares inspirational message to motivate kids

January 21, 2017
in Kids

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving spent a day dedicated to transition and big speeches by delivering a message from the heart. Cleveland's All-Star point guard, whose own life has undergone major changes over the past year or so because of fatherhood, an Olympic gold medal and NBA championship, spoke to hundreds of school kids on Friday about following their dreams. To kick off a program promoting physical fitness, Irving shared some wisdom and experiences he hopes will help motivate kids to reach their potential. He urged them to listen to their parents, follow their own path and reminded them that life's journey never ends. "I'm still figuring it out," he said. "I'm still you." Teaming with Kids Foot Locker, Irving visited one of the city's Boys & Girls Clubs to launch a six-week fitness challenge which promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages kids to excel outside and inside the classroom. Not far removed from their age group, the 24-year-old Irving easily connected with the kids, who wore "Go Big" T-shirts and could barely contain their excitement when the Cavaliers' star was introduced and walked to the middle of the basketball court. "Listen to your parents," Irving told them, but not in a preachy way, rather the way an older brother would...

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