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Kyrie Irving has officially been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for January 21-27. Also, grass is green and the sky is blue.
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
Jan. 22 vs. Boston: Tallied 40 points and added five assists, three rebounds and two steals in a 95-90 win over the Celtics.
Jan. 25 vs. Milwaukee: Posted 35 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals during a 113-108 victory over the Bucks.
Jan. 26 @ Toronto: Totaled 32 points, five assists and four rebounds in a 99-98 win over the Raptors.
Irving averaged 35.7 points with four assists and four rebounds per game while shooting about 61% from the field during the Cavs' 3-0 stretch last week. Also, he did this:
"This" constitutes the biggest display of swag and awesomeness seen yet in the NBA this season. How does someone simply walk up the floor with 12 seconds left, see Alan Anderson, and then just decide it doesn't matter that he's standing there and just nail a three? With Rajon Rondo and Derrick Rose out, Kyrie has established himself as unquestionably the best point guard in the Eastern Conference right now.
Hopefully, that leads to a decision today (or maybe later this week) for him to start the All-Star game along with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett. More and more, Kyrie is proving that he deserves mention in that upper echelon of all-stars.