Kyrie Irving Hires Stepmother As Agent, Reportedly Making Her The Only Black Female Agent In The NBA
Kyrie Irving has seemingly had a hand in making history with his latest agent hire.
According to reports, professional basketball player Kyrie Irving, 29, has recently changed his representation and hired his stepmother, Shetellia Riley Irving, as his new agent. Reportedly, Shetellia Riley Irving is the vice president of ad sales at BET and is believed to be the only Black female agent representing a player in the NBA. Kyrie Irving has previously been represented by Roc Nation and sports agent Jeff Wechsler.
It’s unclear what prompted the Brooklyn Nets guard to switch up his representation but Irving is definitely someone who likes to do things his own way. As previously reported, last year Irving made headlines after he was temporarily suspended from his team for allegedly refusing to receive the COVID vaccine. Eventually, the Nets ruled that Irving could return to the team but only as a part-time player for games outside of New York and Toronto due to COVID guidelines in those areas.
Despite New York City recently lifting its mask and vaccine mandate, it’s still unclear when Irving will get to join his team for home games. Last month, New York Mayor Eric Adams spoke on Irving’s indefinite home-court suspension and said,
“Listen, I want Kyrie on the court. I would do anything to get that ring. So badly, I want it. But there’s so much at stake here. And I spoke with the owner of the team. We want to find a way to get Kyrie on the court, but this is a bigger issue.”
“I can’t have my city closed down again. It would send the wrong message just to have an exception for one player when we’re telling countless number of New York City employees, ‘If you don’t follow the rules, you won’t be able to be employed.’”
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