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Kyrie Irving Named Starter on NBA All-Star Team

January 23rd, 2014 at 8:06 PM
By Douglas Hochberg

For just the third time in history, the starting five of the East team in the NBA All-Star game will include a Cleveland Cavalier. The previous two to leave their mark are Shawn Kemp and Lebron James. Rounding out the East's team are Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, Lebron James, and Dwayne Wade.  The West will start, Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durrant, Blake Griffin, and Kevin Love.

'Kyrie Irving' photo (c) 2013, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Averaging 21.7 points per game and 6 rebounds, Irving's 860,221 votes were nearly 500,000 more than the third place finisher for the backcourt, Washington Wizard's John Wall. Irving is shooting forty-three percent from the field and a respectable thirty-seven percent from behind the arc. 

Kyrie has been a constant scoring threat since he entered the league after a very brief college career at Duke. Though he has struggled in late game situations, his innate scoring ability and quick first step have turned the young guard into a top tier NBA player. 

Tags: Basketball, Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dwayne Wade, John Wall, Kevin Durrant, Kevin Love, Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, NBA, Paul George, Stephen Curry, Washington Wizards

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