Kyrie Irving has some interesting viewpoints on things, but overall, the Boston Celtics star point guard does come off as a pretty bright guy.
Irving was only at Duke for one year, but he is continuing his education at one of the country’s premier schools. Luckily for him, it is in the area.
Kyrie Irving is among the professional athletes taking part in the Harvard Business School’s “Crossover Into Business” program, led by professor Anita Elberse.
On Monday, Celtics guard Kyrie Irving was at Harvard University for the kick-off of “Crossover Into Business,” a semester-long program at Harvard Business School taught by HBS professor Anita Elberse. According to its description, the program is designed to help pro athletes better prepare themselves for “business activities during and after their active sports careers.” Irving and the other participants will each be matched with a pair of HBS’s MBA student mentors who will “develop their business acumen and empower them to make better business decisions.”
“When I am playing basketball or perfecting my craft, which comes with a lot of sacrifice, then the time that I’ve got outside of it, I’ll use to develop a lot of interests and passions that I have, to make up for that,” Irving said. “I feel like if I had the same amount of time that I was afforded [for basketball] to learn about business and investments, I think I’d probably be in a pretty different place.”
Irving has shown plenty of interests beyond basketball, especially since moving on from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
This off-season, he starred in his first feature film, Uncle Drew, based on the popular line of Pepsi commercials he has starred in for a few years.
Irving wasn’t the only star athlete to enroll. That list also includes former Patriot Martellus Bennett, and fellow NBA players Spencer Dinwiddie, Zaza Pachulia, and Paul Millsap.
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So fun to welcome these amazing athletes to the Harvard family yesterday! They crushed it in their case discussions during the #CrossoverIntoBusiness kick-off. And kept things 100% serious throughout the day, as you can see. ??? I can’t wait to see how far they’ll come this semester. ? #Harvardfamily #HarvardHBS #lifeatHBS (By the way, yes, I am wearing yellow sneakers. All will be explained later!)
Now, hopefully someone over in Cambridge can convince him that the Earth is not flat.