'A blessing to mankind': Kyrie Irving lauded for donating $65K to Shanquella Robinson's family
Kyrie Irving donated $50,000 first and then $15,000 on Nvember 18 to the GoFundMe Shanquella Robinson's family started
CLEVELAND, OHIO: Kyrie Irving has reportedly donated $65,000 to Shanquella Robinson's family. Irving made two donations to a GoFundMe page in her name, one for $50,000 and the other for $15,000, on Friday, November 18. Robinson, a 25-year-old hairstylist from Charlotte, died while in Cabo San Lucas during an outing with her friends.
A viral video released soon after on social media reportedly showed Robinson getting punched and kicked in the head by another woman, while her friends stood by and did nothing. "Get up! "I'm sick of your s**t!!" the woman was heard shouting while pummeling Robinson.
Netizens were completely blown away by his gesture as a user wrote, "Let the #KyrieIrving caping begin now!" Another wrote, "This is one of the MANY reasons why we stand with Kyrie." A third said, " Hate him or Like him. Kyrie has always doine good things for the people!!" "Kyrie is a blessing to mankind," yet another netizen enthusiastically tweeted. Another chimed in, "If you are gonna rag on @KyrieIrving for everything he does atleast show the man some respect when he does something like this! #IStandWithKyrie." "Salute to Kyrie for that. He doesn’t have to do it but he’s donated a lot during the pandemic too," another tweeted.
Kyrie Irving donated $65K to Shanquella Robinson’s family ✊ pic.twitter.com/daC4pQUa3s— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) November 19, 2022
This is one of the MANY reasons why we stand with Kyrie.— Luka Donut (@Luka_Donut) November 19, 2022
Hate him or Like him, Kyrie has always done good things for the people!!— Van (@vanman_1000) November 19, 2022
kyrie is a blessing to mankind— ًً (@MambaIrving) November 19, 2022
Salute to Kyrie for that. He doesn’t have to do it but he’s donated a lot during the pandemic too.— Hip Hop Immortal (@HipHopImm0rtal) November 19, 2022
Following Robinson's death, her family launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for her funeral and other expenses. At the time of writing, the fundraiser had raised more than $261,600 of the target $300,000. More than 3,200 people have contributed. "We face a tremendous unexpected financial burden and a great deal of pain as we prepare to lay my sister to rest. Any support you can contribute to our legal fees and other critical expenses is greatly appreciated," the page read.
The cause of death reportedly listed on the death certificate is serious spinal cord injury. Her neck had also been fractured. However, authorities claimed that there was no real evidence that Robinson was murdered and that no arrest warrants had been issued. Following the video of the two fighting, several social media users have called for the arrest of those on the trip, as per Atlanta Daily World. Now, the US State Department is investigating the death.
The NBA had suspended Irving after he promoted a "venomously antisemitic" movie on Twitter. Irving was also known for doinating to numerous charities and has given back to the community throughout his career.
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