Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving helped make history. The point guard hired his stepmother, Shetellia Riley as his new agent. Riley is reportedly the only black woman currently representing an NBA player.
NBA insider Shams Charania tweeted the news Thursday afternoon.
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has hired Shetellia Riley Irving as his new agent. Shetellia Riley Irving is believed to currently be the only Black woman representing an active NBA player.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 3, 2022
Irving hasn’t had a professional representative since he fired Roc Nation in July of 2021. According to the New York Post, Roc Nation was his second agency in just three years.
Now working with his stepmother, the Nets star has great representation supporting him. Shetellia has spent the last four years as the Vice President of Ad Sales for Black Entertainment Television. Before this, she spent over five years as the company’s Account Manager.
Irving hasn’t been able to play much for the Nets this season due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for indoor places in New York City. However, when he plays in away games, the veteran point guard is on point. He averages 25.1 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.8 rebounds each game.
Word around New York is that Irving wants to stay with and retire with the Nets. The 29-year-old can opt into his 2022 play option, or go into the 2022 NBA Offseason as a free agent. Regardless of what the point guard decides to do, he has a great representative in his corner.