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Kyrie Irving Announces He’s a Father

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On Tuesday, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving announced that he is a father.

Irving, who is currently recovering following surgery for a fractured knee cap, posted a photo of him holding his newborn baby girl who is named after his late mother. He included  a heartfelt message with the photo.

“Azurie Elizabeth Irving 11/23/15,” shared the star. “35 hours of labor from her great mother and she came into the world to bring a shine to my world that I never thought was possible. I love you so much, and my heart grew the first time I felt your heart against mine. Mommy, I gave her your name because I know you will bless her and our family the same way you blessed me. I love you.”

The NBA star’s mother passed away suddenly at the young age of 29-years-old. She was diagnosed with sepsis, a body inflammation caused by an infection. He was only 4-years-old at the time.

Azurie is Kyrie’s first child.

(Photo Credit: Instagram)