Nobody can say the Cavaliers young point guard Kyrie Irving can’t rise up to a challenge. Irivng attending his first NBA All-Star game, won the 3 point shot contest last night, it just might have been because of his head coach Byron Scott cared enough to challenge the sophomore NBA player. Iriving claimed victory in the 3 point shoot out and he did it in fine fashion. The win came one day after Irving showcased his talent in the Rookie – Sophomore game.
Kyrie is showing the other NBA All-Stars that he belongs there, many thought Irving had a good enough rookie season to earn an appearance in the all-star game, but he was over looked. It couldn’t have been because of the 2011-2012 NBA Rookie of the years playing, he played great in every game he played in.
Irving scored 23 points in the final round of the 3 point shoot out, that is just 1 point short of an NBA record. He beat out San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner,who only scored 20 points in the final round.
Irving had this to say about his All-Star weekend appearance,
“This weekend was just basically about earning everybody’s respect and getting a chance for people to see me who don’t usually see me. “ “We’re not nationally televised. This weekend is to show my face to the fans and get everybody in the league acclimated to my face.”
Something tell us here at Cleveland Sports 360, lots of people are going to use to seeing Kyrie’s face not only playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, they should also see the youngster in many more All-Star games in the future if he continues to pay the way he has. I can’t wait to see how the Cavaliers point guard plays in the All Star game tonight.
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