NBA Star Kyrie Irving Pays Tuition For 9 Lincoln University Graduating Seniors

Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving was in a generous spirit when he paid the tuition for nine graduating HBCU students last month through his organization, KAI Family Foundation.

According to Chris Cwik of Yahoo! Sports, KAI Family Foundation paid off the tuition of nine Lincoln University seniors on December 10. The school, located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and founded in 1854, is credited as the first HBCU to grant degrees.

The gesture was part of KAI Family Foundation’s 11 Days of Giving in December. The number of days represents Irving’s Brooklyn Nets jersey number 11.

Lincoln University acknowledged the organization’s good deed in a tweet.

It was another turn of good fortune for Lincoln University. Last month, it received a generous $20 million gift from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Irving has been extremely generous. This past summer, the point guard committed $1.5 million to WNBA players who choose not to play due to fear of the coronavirus and/or social justice reasons.

“Whether a person decided to fight for social justice, play basketball, focus on physical or mental health, or simply connect with their families, this initiative can hopefully support their priorities and decisions,” Irving said at the time.

Last March, Irving partnered with Lineage Logistics and Feeding America to help provide meals to people amid the COVID-19 outbreak.