Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has been voted as a starter to the 2014 Eastern Conference All-Star team by the fans, it was announced tonight by the NBA. Irving finished with 860,221 total votes in the NBA All-Star Balloting program.
Irving is the third Cavs player to start in an All-Star Game, joining LeBron James (2005-10) and Shawn Kemp (1998). He also will become the fifth-youngest player in NBA history to play in his second All-Star game (James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Isiah Thomas).
In 39 games this season, Irving has averages of 21.7 points (5th in East), 3.0 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 35.2 minutes per game. He owns the highest scoring average among Eastern Conference point guards (second among all NBA point guards) and is one of only three players in the NBA with averages of at least 21.0 points and 6.0 assists per game in 2013-14 (Stephen Curry and LeBron James, min. 30 games).
The 2014 NBA All-Star Game will be played at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday, February 16th at 8:00 p.m. ET.