Former NBA player Stephen Jackson said Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets guard, bought a home for George Floyd’s family.
Jackson, who was a close friend of the late Floyd, revealed on “The rematch“Podcast that Irving and other celebrities used for Floyd’s family.
“Kyrie Irving bought them a house. Lil Wayne’s manager bought them a Mercedes-Benz. Barbra Streisand gave them shares in Disney,” Jackson said.
Sources told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated that Irving gave them the money for the house about five or six months ago.
Floyd, a black man, died in police custody in Minneapolis in May after a white officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck for more than seven minutes. His death sparked a wave of protests across the country.
Irving worked out of court on social justice issues.
In July, he gave $ 1.5 million to supplement the income of WNBA players who chose not to play the 2020 season in their bubble, whether for coronavirus or social justice reasons .
Last week, while away from the team, Irving appeared on a Zoom call with others who showed support for a candidate for a Manhattan district attorney’s campaign.
Irving has missed seven games in a row due to personal reasons, an NBA mandated quarantine, and an increase in basketball activity before his return. He’s averaged 27.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists in seven games for Brooklyn this season.