Kyrie Irving made a generous $65,000 donation to a GoFundMe page created for Shanquella Robinson, a 25-year-old hairstylist from Charlotte, NC who died in Cabo, Mexico under suspicious circumstances.
Irving quietly donated $50,000 and $15,000 to the GoFundMe account set up by her sister, Quilla Long, to pay Robinson’s funeral expenses.
Others on Clubhouse donated $105,000 to bring the total funds raised to more than $318,000.
Million Marathon Club on Clubhouse Just donated $105,000 to Shanquella Robinson in 35 minutes just now on Clubhouse??? The power of Clubhouse is still real . S/O To Nelson , Grant Cardone & John Legere pic.twitter.com/VMqyQURyqg
— Kita Trotter (@mzkitab00) November 19, 2022
Robinson was found dead in the living room of a villa she rented for her travel group.
The group told her family she died from “alcohol poisoning,” but an autopsy shows Robinson died from a broken neck and a “serious spinal cord injury.”
In a video obtained by TMZ, Robinson’s dad, Bernard Robinson, said he believes the Mexico trip “seemed like it was a plot” against his daughter.
A leaked video shows a woman violently assaulting Robinson who was “naked and defenseless” and didn’t fight back.
He suspects the group lured her to Mexico then left her body in the villa for a housekeeper to find on October 29.
“They couldn’t have did that over here” in Charlotte, “where all her friends are. It wouldn’t have went down like that. That was my only child. It’s just heartbreaking.”
The group returned to North Carolina the next day — a day earlier than expected. Her best friend brought her luggage to her mother’s house. He repeated the story that she died from alcohol poisoning.
The FBI joined the investigation into Robinson’s death. Mexican authorities upgraded her case to a “femicide,” a murder against a person of female gender.
Irving, 30, was suspended by the Brooklyn Nets for sharing a link to a film, titled “Hebrews To Negros: Wake Up Black America” on Twitter.
The video was considered anti-Semitic and hateful toward Jewish people.
After complying with a list of demands, the star guard will likely join the team as soon as Sunday, Nov. 20, against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Barclays Center.
The backlash against Irving caused him to lose his Nike sponsorship and nearly lose his NBA career.
In addition to apologizing, Irving made a $500,000 donation to the Anti-Defamation League, attended sensitivity and antisemitic training, and met with ADL and Jewish leaders.