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NBA All Stars: Kyrie Irving selected as Eastern Conference reserve

Despite not being voted into the starting lineup, the best point guard in the Eastern Conference will still be playing in the All Star Game. Announced on Thursday night, the Cavaliers' superstar point guard was selected as an All Star reserve.

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Kyrie Irving is an all-star.


Even though the fans got it wrong with the fan vote in selecting Rajon Rondo for the starting lineup, the Cleveland Cavaliers' superstar point guard will be playing in the All Star Game in Houston this winter.

The reserves for the 2013 NBA All Star game were announced on TNT at 7 PM on Thursday night. The starters for the ASG were already set by the fan vote, but the coaches from each conference select the reserves. We found out earlier this week that Boston Celtics' coach Doc Rivers voted for Kyrie -- and apparently plenty of other coaches did too.

Anderson Varejao was probably slated to be an All Star reserve, but injury unfortunately derailed his season.

Kyrie Irving participated at the All Star Weekend last year and won MVP of the Rising Stars game. No word yet on if Kyrie will be participating in that game as well as the actual All Star Game.

As you probably know, Kyrie is the first Cleveland Cavalier to make the ASG since LeBron James in 2010.