Dallas Mavericks superstar Kyrie Irving is breaking new ground in the world of basketball footwear by signing his father, Drederick Irving, as a signature athlete for his ANTA shoe line.

This historic move marks the first time in professional sports that a player has signed his father to a signature shoe deal.

According to NBA insider Shams Charania, Kyrie Irving’s father, Drederick Irving, will be the inaugural signature athlete for the ANTA shoe line.

Drederick, who played collegiate basketball at Boston University and professionally in Australia, will have his own signature shoe released in Foot Locker stores in September, as reported by an industry source.

The decision to sign Drederick Irving to a signature shoe deal underscores Kyrie Irving’s commitment to honoring his family and their influence on his basketball journey.

Drederick’s support and guidance have been instrumental in Kyrie’s career, making this partnership a meaningful tribute to their relationship.

By featuring Drederick Irving as the first signature athlete, Kyrie is celebrating his father’s legacy while also expanding ANTA’s reach and appeal to fans.