Kyrie Irving’s debut Nike shoe, the Kyrie 1, had some pretty outstanding colorways, but few of them captured the attention of sneakerheads like the super-limited “Uncle Drew” make up. Just 150 pairs were produced, and the only way to get your hands on one of them was through a Pepsi contest last November. Now, the winners are beginning to receive their shipments and promptly listing them on eBay. While that’s to be expected, the real surprise is how much cash the kicks are raking in.
A lot of kids grow up shooting hoops on their driveway until the sun goes down, and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is no different, except the sun going down never stopped him. Instead, he would ask his dad to turn on his car lights so he could get up some more shots. His love for the game was evident at a young age, and now those nights spent shooting have inspired the Nike Kyrie 1 “Driveway” colorway.
UPDATE — 5:36 p.m.: The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Friday that Kyrie Irving has a broken left kneecap that will require season-ending surgery. He is out for the rest of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.