The Cleveland Cavaliers saw Kyrie Irving, named as the All-Star games MVP. He had a lot of fin playing with all the talent around him, Irving scored 31 points, and he racked up 14 assists to help his team from the Eastern Conference over come an 18 point deficit in the second half to beat the West.
The Cavaliers haven’t had an All-Star MVP since the days of LeBron James and we all know what happened to him. Now the Cavaliers have to be wondering of getting a taste of playing with the best in the NBA will relight the fire under Irving to leave Cleveland.
Just a few weeks ago a story surfaced saying people close to Irving were informed he wants out of Cleveland. Since then the Cavaliers have fired their GM and went on a 4 game win streak before the All-Star break.
Irving was playing like the Irving the Cavs drafted. You can see by his All-Star performance he has the game and he could help the Cavaliers continue to win if he is happy.
The Cavaliers have to find a way to keep this rising NBA star. He is unstoppable when he wants to be and he can help Cleveland get to where Gilbert wants his team to be.
But given the chance to play with better players like he did last night in the All-Star game, you have to wonder if Kyrie would take it.
He certainly had fun in the All-Star game and that doesn’t happen often enough in Cleveland. Lets hope he comes back from this MVP experience and continues to have this kind if fun with the Cavaliers.
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