pic.twitter.com/mGfxnoqKRP — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) January 6, 2018There were also new pairs of Kyrie 4s and Celtic t-shirts waiting in the locker room.
The players were overwhelmed with the gifts and renovations.
At Patrick School where Kyrie Irving has rebuilt his alma mater’s gym and locker room. Here’s what’s waiting for the players in the lockers: Kyrie 4s and special Celtic t-shirts #NJhoops pic.twitter.com/gSovutwhp1— Jeremy Schneider (@J_Schneider) January 6, 2018
“I want to say thank you to Kyrie for all this stuff. It’s very beautiful.” senior Valdir Manuel said.Said senior guard Justin Williams: “It’s unbelievable to know that coach came from not even having a building to having something done like his by Nike is absolutely amazing. It shows that [Irving] is someone that really truly cares. There are guys who go to a collegiate program or whatever and you never hear from them again. And then for him to come back, play with us and do this, unbelievable.” The Patrick School, led Richards, the Kentucky freshman center, won last year’s New Jersey’s Tournament of Champions title. Irving also paid for the tuition of a Patrick School student, Spencer Joyner, an eighth-grader who was diagnosed in last November with pseudotumor cerebri, a debilitating condition that results in migraine headaches and can cause vision loss.