First overall pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2011 who was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2012. He made his first NBA All-Star game appearance in 2013 and helped lead the Cavaliers to an NBA Championship in 2016. In 2017, he was traded to the Boston Celtics.
He was a standout player at Duke, but a persistent foot injury kept him off the court for much of his one and only season.
He came to Cleveland a year after LeBron James left, which meant that he had very big shoes to fill. Luckily, James returned to Cleveland in 2014 and the two All-Stars became teammates. He writes, directs and stars in a series for Pepsi called Uncle Drew.
He was born in Australia to Elizabeth and Drederick Irving and he has a sister named Asia. He has a daughter named Azurie with ex-girlfriend Andrea Wilson. In 2017, he began dating Breanna Barksdale. He dated pop singer Kehlani in 2016.