Kyrie Irving used the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend to showcase his talent.
The Cleveland Cavaliers point guard won the three-point shootout Saturday in Houston, one day after putting on a show in the rookie-sophomore game. Irving looks determined to show he belongs among the NBA’s brightest stars Sunday, when he plays in his first NBA All-Star Game.
“This weekend was just basically about earning everybody’s respect and getting a chance for people to see me who don’t usually see me,” Irving said. “We’re not nationally televised. This weekend is to show my face to the fans and get everybody in the league acclimated to my face.”