Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving bought a house George Floyd’s family, a black American man who died last year in the hands of a Minneapolis officer.
The Former NBA player (Stephen Jackson), who was a close friend of Mr Floyd, talked about the gift and the outpouring of support for Mr Floyd’s seven-year-old daughter, Gianna, on ‘The Rematch’ podcast.
“Kyrie Irving bought the family a house. Lil Wayne’s manager bought them a Mercedes-Benz. Barbra Streisand gave them stock in Disney, so I think God has definitely blessed her and right now she’s doing the best she’s ever done, she’s happy,” Mr Jackson told host Etan Thomas on the podcast.
Irving was asked about the gift on Tuesday at a Nets media availability. He stated;
“I just want to keep continuing to fulfill our purpose in serving a lot of the underserved communities. Those don’t necessarily get the same attention from just others around,” he said. “So just trying to do my part with service, that’s all.”
In a statement, Mr Jackson said Irving had been checking in on him to see what he could do.
“He wanted to help George’s family and I let him know that a house was what they needed at that time and he made it happen in a heartbeat,” Mr Jackson said.