Kyrie Irving starting for Eastern Conference All-Stars

Kyrie Irving has earned a starting spot with this year’s Eastern Conference All-Star team.

Miami Heat’s LeBron James, Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, Pacers’ Paul George, and Heat’s Dwyane Wade will join Irving as Eastern Conference starters.

Their counterparts, the Western Conference starters will be, Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry, Thunder’s Kevin Durant, Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Timberwolves’ Kevin Love, and Lakers’ star Kobe Bryant.

This is the second straight All-Star appearance for Kyrie Irving and he is only the third Cavalier to ever start an All-Star game.

The start is a great honor for Kyrie, but Kobe starting, really? He’s missed the whole season.