Sydney, Australia-The number draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in this year's NBA Draft was informed by Australia's Men's Basketball Team that they want him to play for them in the upcoming 2012 London Olympics.
Unknown to many, Kyrie Irving has a dual citizenship, Australian and US Citizen, because he was born in Melbourne Australia during the 90's when his father was still playing for an Australian professional team. In one of Irving's interview, he surprised everyone when he said that he would be interested to play for the Australian Boomers in London. That was very surprising considering that he suited up for the Under 18 USA Men's basketball team last year. Well, that just the benefit of being a dual citizen. If the USA Men's Basketball Team is already full, you can choose to play for you other country. That's what you call a life full of basketball. But then again, the Australian Team should also make some move to get Irving play for them because as the saying goes, "Don't wait for the boat to come, row out to meet it."
That's what they're doing right now. Mr. Larry Sengstock, the Australian Team's chief executive, said:
"We need to work through the steps that are there and the processes that are there to try to see if it's possible change or challenge that. There has been precedent, there have been a couple of players who have been given the ability to play for another country."
If ever the will be able to convince Irving, he will be the second Aussie NBA player to be in the Australian national team. Andrew Bogut who was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2006 was the first one to do that.
Here's how Irving plays.