I was old enough to remember how rare it actually is to employ an NBA All-Star in Cleveland.
Otherwise, maybe he would’ve been right.
Maybe I would have been spoiled by the last great All-Star to wear Cleveland across his chest.
I appreciated his brilliance then, though, just as much as I appreciate Kyrie Irving’s now. Irving’s inclusion on the 2013 All-Star team only reinforces the fact that the rest of world is now officially appreciating his greatness too.
As Irving prepares for his trip to Houston, the Cavaliers have now drafted two players in the last decade who have gone on to become All-Stars in their second season.
As much as that simple fact could genuinely appear like a trend to the under-20 crowd, it most certainly is not.
There have only been 15 Cavaliers selected as All-Stars since 1971. Irving now makes 16.
Unlike the selections of Tyrone Hill and Mo Williams, however, Irving will remain on the NBA’s midseason showcase for many years to come...