Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/18/14
“I went out there just being myself. On Friday, I got a chance to do well in the Rising Stars with my teammates. On Saturday, I was blessed to be in the three-point competition. [...] I got going a little bit. A couple of the guys behind me were cheering for me. I knew that I had to bring at least one award back to Cleveland. That was always what it was about: putting Cleveland on the map. I was just lucky enough to get hot in that last round. Byron and I joked a little bit. He congratulated me. We now have a first place and third place winner in the facility.” – Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, Monday, following his first All-Star game experience wherein he became the second Cavalier ever to win the three-point contest. Wine and Gold head coach Byron Scott came in third back in 1988. Scott led the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.433) in 1984-85. Irving added that while winning the three-point competition was nice, being in the All-Star game on Sunday was the “cherry on top.” [Related: Kyrie Irving makes shots and a few more fans during All-Star weekend]
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