Five-time NBA all-star point guard Kyrie Irving became the second Boston Celtics player to stop by the Tigers practice facility this season ahead of Memphis’ game against Florida A&M Saturday.
Earlier this season, Celtics forward and 2017 Rookie of the Year candidate Jayson Tatum stopped by to play pickup basketball with the Tigers.
The official Memphis Tigers basketball Twitter account shared a photo of Irving posing with the team inside the Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center Friday night. The tweet includes a reference to Irving’s nickname, “Uncle Drew,” that was popularized by a Pepsi ad campaign and was later turned into a movie.
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Irving played college basketball for one season at Duke. The star boasts an Olympic gold medal and one NBA championship from his days in Cleveland with LeBron James.
The Boston Celtics are scheduled to play the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday at 7 p.m.
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