The Case for Kyrie Irving as an Eastern Conference All-Star

January 15th, 2013 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
With the NBA All-Star Game looming, it's time to get down to business and shake out just who should and should not be included, and one of those inclusions should definitely be Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving.

There's generally a lot of disapproval from people when we talk about including a player from what is one of the worst teams in the NBA in a contest of the league's best players.

However, when we're talking about a player the caliber of Irving, certainly exceptions can be made. It's not like it hasn't happened in the past.

Hell, Cleveland's Zydrunas Ilgauskas made the team back in 2003 for a squad that was an atrocious 10-40 at the time of the All-Star Break. This Cleveland squad is quite a bit better than that team was, all things considered.

With the new qualifications for voting, it's undeniable that Irving is at least one of the four best backcourt players in the Eastern Conference, and his exclusion would be looked at as one of the biggest snubs in recent memory.

Because of a few weeks missed earlier in the season, Irving has played in just 29 games, so he's a bit behind the rest of the Eastern Con ...

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