Kyrie Irving, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, hasn't yet signed his rookie deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers because of the lockout, but he's already taken a major step on the road to becoming a professional athlete.
Over the weekend, WOIO.com reported that Irving filed a police report seeking a restraining order against a woman who had been stalking him over Twitter.
The woman is identified as Jessica Jackson also known as Miss Hawaii.A Montclair Patch report clarified that the meeting between Irving and Jackson occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to the West Orange Police report, Irving says he met Jackson once in person in front of a hotel in Charleston, S.C., for two minutes. The two had a short conversation and then went their separate ways.
Irving says Jackson then posted some videos on YouTube blasting him and allegedly threatened to stab him via his Twitter account.
In a post appropriate for those 18 years and older, BlackSportsOnline.com reports that the woman has a criminal background and a history of sordid behavior.
Irving is a sharp guy who told reporters the day before the draft that he plans to return to Duke University to continue work on his degree if the lockout extends into the fall. The lesson here, probably, is that if Irving can find himself mixed up in a situation like this then any NBA player can.
Hopefully this will be the last we hear of it.