WEST ORANGE, NJ — When Kyrie Irving signed his lucrative new contract with the Brooklyn Nets, he came home to do so.
The former Boston Celtics guard, who became a free agent and decided to join the Nets, signed a four-year contract worth an estimated $141 million. Irving was surrounded by old friends when he came back to Roosevelt Middle School in West Orange to make officially sign the dotted line.
Irving was raised in West Orange, but attended St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth before going to Duke University. He was later picked first by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA Draft.
“Kyrie is one of the NBA’s elite guards and has won at the highest level,” Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement. “His championship pedigree, coupled with his gifted scoring and playmaking abilities, will make him an outstanding addition to our team. We’re very excited to welcome Kyrie and his family to Brooklyn.”