Kyrie Irving won the NBA All-Star 3-point contest Saturday night in Houston. Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers had a high score of 23 in the championship round to defeat Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs. Other participants in the contest were Ryan Anderson, Steve Novak, Paul George, and Stephen Curry.
Irving proved that he is not only a great playmaker and scorer, but also a great shooter. This comes one day after Irving scored over 30 points for the second straight year in the rookie-sophomore game. Irving will also be participating in the all-star game tomorrow night and if he has a good performance there, this could be one of the great individual all-star weekends of all time.
Irving is a young player who is only getting better. He already may be among the top 5 point guards in the NBA and might be the best point guard in a year or two. Irving is from New Jersey and was a New Jersey Nets fan growing up. After spending one year at Duke, Irving was the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft and won rookie of the year last season. He has done a great job of reviving the Cavaliers franchise that lost Lebron James a few years ago.