KEY POINTS

  • Kyrie Irving's pay this season is $31.7 million
  • He signed a four-year deal worth $141 million in 2019
  • Irving claims he is not supporting resuming the season in Orlando

Kyrie Irving’s net worth is $90 million. The NBA star is making several millions just this season alone.

Irving was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2011. He earned a spot in the NBA All-Rookie First Team and became an All-Star in the 2012-2013 season. The combo guard would not win his lone championship until 2016, making history in the process as the only NBA team to win a title after being down 3-1 in a Finals series. That same year, Irving was also instrumental in helping Team U.S.A. win the Olympic gold medal in Brazil.

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant Kyrie Irving (L) and USA's guard Kevin Durant look on from the substitutes' bench during a Men's round Group A basketball match between China and USA at the Carioca Arena 1 during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 6, 2016. Photo: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Australian-American basketball player requested a trade in 2017, and he was shipped to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and Brooklyn's 2018 first-round pick. The 28-year-old would only get to play for the Celtics for two seasons and his production was limited by injuries. He had a great bounce back season in the 2018-2019 season which enabled him to demand a massive deal. 

If the season resumes, Irving will be making $31.7 million. This is part of the lucrative deal he signed in 2019 to play for the Brooklyn Nets. The contract, worth $141 million for four years, is a supermax deal which he became eligible for after clinching a seat to the All-NBA Second team. A supermax deal is not for everyone. A player could only get it if he is named to an All-NBA team, won an NBA MVP or Defensive Player of the Year. A player must also be in the league for seven years in order to qualify for the exclusive contract. 

Outside basketball, Irving still makes serious money from partnerships and endorsements. His signature shoes from Nike are popular among fans and fellow players. His Pepsi commercial where he portrayed “Uncle Drew” became a hit and even became a movie in 2018. Per Forbes, the movie raked in $47 million at the box office and Irving was able to sign collaborations with General Mills and Aleve due to its success. Moreover, he has also represented Panini and 2K Sports in the past. 

In the 2022-2023 season, “Uncle Drew” is set to receive a whopping $36,503,300, as reported by  Spotrac. When the contract expires in 2023, Irving will be just 31 years old and depending on health concerns, he could still demand a lucrative extension or sign elsewhere. 

Irving does not support continuing the NBA season in Orlando, saying it would take the attention away from the Black Lives Matter protests. However, other players have claimed that they also need the money to be able to support the movement.