Kyrie Irving Hires HBCU Dillard Alumna Shetellia Riley Irving as his New Sports Agent

By Say~It~Loud!

March 14, 2022

NBA Super Star and Seven-time All-Star, Kyrie Irving Irving has announced that he has new representation...

Kyrie Irving made news by hiring his stepmother, Dillard Alumna, Shetellia Riley Irving, to be his new agent. Kyrie Irving was previously represented by sports agent Jeff Wechsler of Roc Nation Sports... founded by Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter.

Shetellia Riley Irving

According to sports reporter Shams Charania, the choice is historic as Shetellia Riley Irving is believed to be the only Black woman currently representing an active NBA player. Shetellia has spent the last four years as the Vice President of Ad Sales for Black Entertainment Television and before that she spent over five years as BETs Account Manager.

 

Kyrie Irving  signed a four-year, $136.5 million contract with Brooklyn in July 2019 and has a $36,647,050 player option for the 2022 /2023 season.  Will Kyrie Irving become a free agent… or exercise his $36,647,050  player option. Shetellia Riley Irving will play a major role in helping him make that decision.

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Kyrie Irving became controversial  last year after he was temporarily suspended from his team for refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccines.  The Nets later ruled that Kyrie could play after all,  but only for games outside of New York due to COVID guidelines. 

 

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Kyrie Irving Philanthropy

In July 2020, Kyrie Irving set aside $1.5 million to support WNBA players who opted not to play the rest of the 2020 season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic or to pursue social justice endeavors. On December10, 2020 Kyrie Irving via his foundation, the KAI Family Foundation also paid off the tuition of nine graduating students at HBCU Lincoln University.