Redemption…The Kyrie Story

Adonis Richards
4 min readMay 22, 2024
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We all fall off at times. There are times when we try things and they don’t work out. We all fail at something. It’s our response to how we fail that showcases our true character. There are people in the spotlight who can show us this in real time. To inspire us to climb mountains we fell from. Kyrie Andrew Irving is a shining example of just that.

This is redemption.

The return to the top.

Especially when everyone wrote you off.

Kyrie’s Story

A year ago media outlets across the nation wrote him off. Said he would be done with basketball. Popular sports news personalities stated that he was only worthy of a 1-year contract for his services because of his inconsistency and “lack of desire” to work.

He was almost forgotten when traded from Brooklyn to Dallas after a tumultuous three years. Battling injury, social justice, a pandemic. A man stood on his principles and like a phoenix rose from the ashes of purgatory. Just to remind the world of his extraordinary talent once again on the biggest stage.

Now, Kyrie Irving faces his biggest challenge yet, with grace. Advancing to the Western Conference Finals, the fourth of his career. Attempting to lead a Dallas team to the glory of hoisting a Larry O’Brien…