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The History Of The Nike Kyrie 3

The Nike and Kyrie collaboration is one of the best basketball partnerships of all time. Irving’s time with Nike produced some legendary sneakers. Learn more about the Nike Kyrie III below.


The Nike Kyrie 3 debuted in 2016. 2016 was the final season Irving would play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The point guard would then move on to play for the Boston Celtics. The Kyrie line was built for the guard’s explosive and multidirectional game. There is enhanced traction with two pivot points with a toe to heel herringbone pattern on the outsole for grip. There is a Zoom Air capsule in the heel. There is messaging and easter eggs dedicated to Kyrie and his life.

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Kyrie Irving was born in Australia in 1992. He was a standout player in high school. Irving played high school basketball in New Jersey. He could score, practically at will. His handles and understanding of the game were strong at an early age.

Blue Devil

He was so impressive that he caught the attention of one of the most prestigious programs in all of College Basketball, the Duke Blue Devils. Irving would play for the top coach in college basketball history, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. Irving was only able to play 11 games in his single season for Duke due to injury. Even though he was not on the court very much, NBA scouts knew he was ready for the pro game.

Number 1

Kyrie Irving would be selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He would be chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers. His first few years in Cleveland were not successful, in terms of team success. Irving also struggled with injuries at the start of his career. But his talent was unquestionable.


- Adam C. Better