NBA player Kyrie Irving bought George Floyd’s family a house, the New York Post reports.
Last May, the world shifted following the murder of George Floyd, which was at the hands of the police in Minnesota. Former NBA forward Stephen Jackson said the Nets player purchased a house for Floyd’s family to share his condolences.
“[Floyd’s daughter Gianna is] getting so much love from not just us, but from people all around the world who are showing support,” Jackson said on “The Rematch” podcast. “I’m just continuing to do what I said I was going to do; I said I was going to be my brother’s keeper and take care of his daughter and make sure that her next days are her best days. I had a lot of my friends — Kyrie Irving bought them a house. Lil Wayne’s manager bought them a Mercedes-Benz. Barbra Streisand gave them stock in Disney,” he said.
“I think God has definitely blessed her. Right now, she’s doing the best she’s ever done; she’s happy. We’re just waiting for all this trial stuff to get out of the way, where she don’t have to keep reliving the situation, and she can go about living her life and being happy.”
According to NPR, Derek Chauvin, the officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck ultimately killing him, is expected to trial alone in March. He faces charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter.
Shout out to Irving, and rest in peace, George Floyd!