Originally written on That NBA Lottery Pick  |  Last updated 2/12/13

As we near the start of 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston, Texas, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will be taking part in the Three-Point Shootout.Prior to the Cavaliers game against the Minnesota Timberwolves back on Monday, Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott decided to challenge his second year guard to a shooting contest that will be held later today: "I just read something today where coach Scott unofficially challenged me," Irving said before the game against the Wolves. "That's something a third-place winner would do, go behind my back and challenge me. The challenge is supposed to be [Tuesday]. I'm looking forward to it. I'm getting up early and doing my pushups." Irving, who will take part in the 3-point shootout during All-Star Weekend for the first time, was referring to Scott's third-place finish in the contest in 1988. Scott came in last in his first appearance in 1987. "It's really, basically, to show him how the contest is done," Scott said. "Like I said the other day, 60 seconds is a long time, so he doesn't have to rush. He can take his time and get all five balls from each spot. You get that done in 60 seconds pretty easy." Despite the 31-year age difference, it appears that Scott is confident that he cane pull it out:"I think I've got a good shot," Scott said. "My only problem is if I get tired. That's a lot of shots for a guy who doesn't shoot that much right now. That's my biggest challenge. I said I'm going to get two chances at it because I'm old. I'm going to go around twice and we'll take my best score and see if you can beat it. Scott said, 'Well you can just add up both of your scores and I can probably beat it.' He's talking a lot. So, we'll see."  (Courtesy of Cleveland.com)

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