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Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 23.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 0.4 blocks, 1.7 steals, 22.39 PER
For the second year in a row, Kyrie Irving owned All-Star weekend.
One year after going 8-of-8 in the Rising Stars Challenge and completely running away with the MVP award for the game, Irving made a name for himself in three different competitions.
First was the Three-Point Contest. With Stephen Curry, Steve Novak and Matt Bonner in the field, Irving wasn't getting much hype as a potential winner. But then he scored 18 points to advance to the finals and caught absolute fire.
Irving knocked down 17 of his first 18 attempts and finished the contest with 35 makes in 50 tries, good for 70 percent from downtown.
One of my friends expressed his disbelief that a non-specialist won the Three-Point Contest for the second year in a row, to which I responded, "Wrong. Kyrie Irving is a specialist at basketball."
Irving's fantastic weekend didn't end there.
Out of respect for Brandon Knight's feelings, I'm only going to link you to this video. That's enough, and I don't need to pile on by describing what happened to the Detroit Pistons guard.
Finally, Irving showed up to play in the actual All-Star Game.
He finished with 15 points, three rebounds and four assists, came up big in the fourth quarter and even earned Erik Spoelstra's respect as he was on the court in crunch time.
Irving isn't just going to be special. He already is.