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 CLEVELAND (AP) - As he mingled with Cleveland's top sports figures, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving learned he's an NBA All-Star for the first time.
The dynamic point guard was voted as an Eastern Conference reserve for next month's game in Houston. The 20-year-old is the first Cleveland player picked for the event since LeBron James was voted in as a starter in 2010. Irving is averaging 23.7 points, 5.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds.
Irving's selection by the league's 30 coaches wasn't a given because of the Cavs' 11-32 record.
Later Thursday, Irving is expected to be named Cleveland's professional athlete of the year. Irving was named the NBA's rookie of the year in 2012.
Irving is attending the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards along with Cavs coach Byron Scott, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.
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