Kyrie Irving Wins 3-Point Contest

2/18/13 in NBA   |   aaronjchung   |   264 respect

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The three point competition featured the likes of rifleman:  Steve Novak, Matt Bonnor, Paul George, Steph Curry, and Ryan Anderson, but it was the unlikely Kyrie Irving that won the competition.
Cleveland Cavalier point guard, Kyrie Irving, is mostly known for his ball handling ability and play making skills, but not necessarily his 3-point shot.  However, Irving caught on fire in the last round of the 3-point contest to win over the San Antonio Red Mamba - Matt Bonner - in a score of 23-20.
Irving himself said, "I feel like I was a dark horse in this competition.  I just wanted to go out and prove a point that I was one of the premier shooters out here with all these guys. Steve Novak and Matt Bonner ... I never thought I would beat those guys."
Irving winning the 3-point contest sends a message to the rest of the league that he is not only a fundamental And-1 type of player, but a very accurate 3-pont shooter as well.
"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."
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