Kyrie Irving donates $323,000 to Feeding America to help get families food during crisis

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The novel coronavirus has hit New York City and surrounding areas harder than anywhere else in the United States, with more than 20,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 157 deaths in the state of New York alone. The “city that never sleeps” has been on lockdown as people try to control the spread of the coronavirus.

That means it’s hard for some people in that area to get food. Kyrie Irving wanted to help with that and made a $323,000 donation to Feeding America.

If $323,000 feels oddly specific, well, it is. But the numbers have meaning, as Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck found out.

A shoulder injury cost Irving much of this past season and he underwent surgery to repair it before next season (whether he could return for the playoffs is an open question and depends in part on when the playoffs start). While things were not smooth blending with teammates, Irving averaged 27.4 points, 6.4 assists, and 5.2 rebounds a game and shot 39.4 percent from three.