Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving visits Standing Rock

STANDING ROCK, N.D. - Kyrie Irving is an NBA All-Star. Today, he and his sister were welcomed into the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Irving's connection to the tribe is on his mother's side.

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Kyrie's Aunt has been working on this reunion for over two years.

"His whole family we ordered 100 T-shirts for family alone and that was already given up that quick, and there's still more that haven't gotten it yet he still has more family. So you know I feel like 200 family members are here. His close family," said Char White Mountain Kyrie's Aunt.

Irving's Lakota name means Little Mountain. He also has a tattoo of the Standing Rock logo on the back of his neck.

"I hope he comes down to give a basketball camps for our youth. I definitely don't want him to have that feeling are people are using him for money you now he's not a celebrity to us. He's family, he brought us all together he has a lot of family that loves him," said White Mountain

Irving's Lakota name means Little Mountain. He also has a tattoo of the Standing Rock logo on the back of his neck.

A Boston Celtics player visits Standing Rock for a unique reason.

Kyrie Irving traveled to Prairie Knights pavilion for a naming ceremony.

Even though he was born in Australia, the 2012 NBA rookie of the year has roots in North Dakota.

His mother and grandmother were citizens of the Standing Rock tribe.

Irving has a tattoo of the Standing Rock logo and his Nike N7 shoe pays tribute to the tribe and his mother.

Ryan Farrell will more with Irving coming up on the Evening Report at 6.