In a night that set many offensive records, Kyrie Irving stood out above the rest of the pack.
Irving won the 2014 NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player award thanks to a strong all-around performance. The point guard finished the game with 31 points and 14 assists as he led the Eastern Conference to a 163-155 victory over the Western Conference.
After the game, he shared a touching moment with his father, Drederick:
This father-son bond is extremely strong. Back in 2012, ESPNBoston.com's Jackie MacMullan was able to talk to Irving about the influence that his father had on him:
In eighth grade, my father told me I would wind up as the best guard in the state of New Jersey. In my senior year of high school, he told me I'd be the number one player in the country. Then, in college, he told me I'd be the number one pick in the draft.
He laid out all the necessary steps for me. It was up to me what I did with them.
I thank my father. He did things the old-school way. No shortcuts. Nothing guaranteed.
The elder Irving has played a big role in his son's success, so it should come as no surprise that the two met up for a hug right after the game.
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