Kicks: Kyrie Irving, Nike Have A Twitter Love-Fest

by Chris O’Leary/@olearychris

There’s a new basketball romance brewing and both sides have splattered their affections for one another on Twitter. Kyrie Irving, the No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA Draft, announced on his Twitter account today that he has signed with Nike.

Nike quickly reciprocated the love, telling their newest signee, hey kid, you’ve earned it.

The Twitter-verse oohed and ahhed and both statements have been RT’d all over the place. Irving is the second player from the 2011 draft class to sign a shoe deal, after former UConn Huskie and current Charlotte Bobcat Kemba Walker signed with Under Armour last week.