Celtics guard Kyrie Irving is hitting the books by enrolling in a program at Harvard.
Irving will be taking Harvard Business School’s “Crossover Into Business” program. The course, which is taught by Professor Anita Elberse, was made to “help professional athletes be better prepared for business activities during and after their active sports careers,” according to Harvard’s course description. Irving and his fellow classmates will be paired with Harvard Business School MBA student mentors who will “develop their business acumen and empower them to make better business decisions.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The course works with the athletes’ schedules and other activities while leveraging the “acclaimed Harvard Business School case method.” On Monday, the Celtics star was in attendance at the program’s kick-off event along with former NFL tight end #MartellusBennett; NBA players #PaulMillsap, #ZazaPachulia and #SpencerDinwiddie; and other athletes from the WNBA, Major League Soccer, UFC, and the American Ballet Theater, Yahoo Sports reports.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“So fun to welcome these amazing athletes to the Harvard family yesterday!” Elberse wrote on Instagram. “They crushed it in their case discussions during the #CrossoverIntoBusiness kick-off. And kept things 100% serious throughout the day, as you can see.” Other program athlete alumni include NBA stars #ChrisBosh, #FestusEzeli, #JoeHarris, #LanceThomas, #DamienWilkins, #CaronButler, #TinaCharles of the WNBA.