A tragic story emerged from the NBA Tuesday evening. On social media, the Cleveland Cavaliers released a statement confirming the death of one of their player’s family members.
According to the statement, Kirk Krover — the younger brother of guard Kyle Krover — suddenly passed away at only 27 years old. While expressing their condolences, the Cavaliers also announced that they have briefly excused Kyle from practices/games to be able to mourn with his family.
“We are very sad to share that Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver’s brother, Kirk, passed away today. Kyle has been excused from the team to be with his family. We extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt best to Kyle and his entire family as they go through this very difficult time,” the statement said.
Kirk reportedly died after suddenly becoming “seriously ill” roughly one week prior, reported ABC7. Details regarding the illness were not released.
Kirk and Kyle had two other brothers named Kaleb and Klayton. The love for basketball clearly ran in the family because all four of them played college basketball and/or ball at a higher level.
Kirk, a forward, played four seasons at the University of Missouri-Kansas City finishing off with an amazing record of 597 points and 267 rebounds, stated ESPN.
Please keep the Krover family in your prayers during this difficult time. May God bring them peace and comfort.
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