KICKS CREW Announces Kyrie Irving as Latest Investor and Chief Community Officer

Celebrating with a chance to colorways from the ANTA Shock Wave 5 collection.

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Adding to its partnerships with celebrated professional basketball players, KICKS CREW has now announced Kyrie Irving as its latest investor. Aside from the investor partnership that makes him an equity shareholder, the international basketball athlete will also serve as the digital marketplace for authentic sneakers and apparel’s Chief Community Officer.

The partnership is driven by a mutual desire to democratize the sneaker marketplace and unite communities through sneaker culture. Building on KICKS CREW’s track record and commitment to building a player-owned and empowered platform.

As Chief Community Officer, Irving will showcase a cause-driven, community-centric approach, empowering new brands and collaborations that blend art and basketball in new ways. Efforts are set to extend globally, including initiatives and projects to positively impact the Middle East and Africa, embodying a broader social and cultural engagement vision.

“I’m excited to partner and invest in KICKS CREW’s vision to empower a new generation of independent consumers and thinkers. This is an empowerment play for my fellow entrepreneurs, artists, and athletes who have and want their independent visions and approaches celebrated. My role as Chief Community Officer at KICKS CREW is centered around the mission of bringing all communities together through their love of sneaker culture to push forward unity and philanthropy,” said Kyrie Irving when discussing his new investment.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kyrie Irving into the KICKS CREW family and for us to be accepted into the A11Even Tribe,” said KICKS CREW Co-Founder Ross Adrian Yip. “Kyrie’s influence on the community and deep passion for philanthropy brings immeasurable value to bringing our vision to life, and we are eager to use our platform to empower Kyrie and many more players willing to leverage their independent influence.”

To celebrate, Kyrie Irving will be kicking off his yearly 11 Days Of Giving Initiative with KICKS CREW. The dup will be giving away 111 pairs of the ANTA Shock Wave 5 from December 11 to December 15th. Head over to the 11 Days Of Giving Event Page to enter the giveaway. The entire ANTA Shock Wave 5 collection is also now available on KICKS CREW and Kyrie Irving’s first signature shoe with ANTA is set to launch on the platform during the first half of 2024.

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