In what’s sure to be one of the sports world’s most heartwarming moments of the week, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving took a moment to pay respect to service members after stealing the show on the court.
Following the Celtics’ 109-102 win over the Brooklyn Nets, Irving strolled over to courtside and greeted a group of soldiers who were in attendance for Brooklyn’s military appreciation night. Rather than simply say hello, Irving literally gifted them the sneakers off of his feet and the jersey straight from his back.
On military appreciation night in Brooklyn, @KyrieIrving wanted to thank some soldiers in attendance himself pic.twitter.com/s7Hk6D9Pog
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 15, 2017
“Thank you so much,” said one of the fans in a video of the moment.
Irving’s specific sneakers of choice were noteworthy, too. He wore his Nike Kyrie 3 signature model in a limited-edition style, which a collaboration with New Jersey-based retailer Sneaker Room.
During the road win, Irving led the Celtics in scoring with 25 points and added five assists.
Although you might not be able to get a game-worn pair straight from the championship baller himself, readers can purchase the baller’s Kyrie 3 shoes now for $120, or customize their own NIKEiD version for