Brooklyn Nets goalie Kyrie Irving has bought a home for George Floyd’s family, according to former NBA player Stephen Jackson.
Jackson, who was a close friend of the late Floyd, revealed on the “The Rematch” podcast that Irving, along with other celebrities, had reached out to help Floyd’s family.
“Kyrie Irving bought them a house. Lil Wayne’s manager bought them a Mercedes-Benz. Barbra Streisand gave them stock at Disney,” Jackson said.
Irving’s move was made five to six months ago, a source close to the star guard confirmed to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears.
Floyd, a black man, died in Minneapolis in May while in police custody after a white officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than seven minutes. His death sparked protests across the country.
Irving has been active out of court on social justice issues.
In July, he pledged $ 1.5 million to supplement the income of WNBA players who chose not to play the 2020 season in their bubble, whether for coronavirus reasons or for social justice reasons. .
Last week, while away from the team, Irving took part in a Zoom call with others showing their support for a candidate for Manhattan District Attorney’s campaign.
Irving has missed seven straight games due to a combination of personal reasons, an NBA-mandated quarantine and an increase in basketball activity ahead of his return. He’s averaged 27.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists in seven games this season for Brooklyn.