Celtics

Kyrie Irving gave his game-worn jersey and shoes to some unsuspecting soldiers in Brooklyn

Kyrie Irving stands on the court during the second half of the Celtics game Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets. Frank Franklin II / AP

Having missed the majority of the Celtics’ two games over Veterans Day weekend, Kyrie Irving made sure to recognize a few of the country’s military members Tuesday.

Following the Celtics’ win against the Brooklyn Nets, Irving made his way across the court to a group of four uniformed soldiers, surprising the four service members with his game-worn jersey and shoes.

The Celtics’ win Tuesday night was Irving’s first game back since he broke a bone in his face last Friday. Wearing a protective mask (again), the 25-year-old scored a team-high 25 points and received MVP chants in the 109-102 victory in Brooklyn.

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As much as he may have wanted to, he did not give away the mask.