Kyrie Irving has lived a life that no one wants to live: a life without a mother. For the greater part of his life, Irving has been raised by his father and aunts since his mother passed away when he was just four years old.

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Irving has a pair of tattoos on his wrists to always remind him of her the reason he plays basketball. On Saturday, Irving posted a photo in her memory.

8/13 I love you. You're the reason. Elizabeth Ann Irving

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