This one is too close to call. We might have to go to the Applause-O-Meter to determine the winner.
Kyrie Irving threw down his best moves, but he had a worthy challenger in this young kid from South Africa. They grooved, they moved and they didn’t even need a boom-box to get this dance-off cooking.
I cannot say who won, but the kid did have a single Michael Jackson glove on. It wasn't the white glove, but he still deserves credit.
According to Dan Devine of Ball Don’t Lie, Irving was visiting Gauteng, South Africa in August when this funkiness occurred. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard went as part of an education program put on by UNICEF’s Schools for Africa Initiative.
The program’s cause is educating children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where one in every three kids doesn’t have the opportunity to go to school. Irving went on the trip with his father, and judging by this video, he had a great time hanging with these young students.
“Being around the kids, that’s what it was about,” Irving told Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the trip. "That was the main reason I went. My first time there. I can really say I did it. The special thing was going with my father and experiencing it with him.”
Irving wasn’t the only one doing the educating. Here’s a video of the young All-Star learning some new moves, courtesy of a local school girl.
He also boogied down with some of the little tots.
As if this whole situation wasn’t already perfect enough, Atlanta Hawks great Dikembe Mutombo also went on the trip. Mutombo is a member of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's executive board of directors and is an NBA Global Ambassador.
In other words, this was an awesome trip for everyone involved.
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