There's no need to send out corny videos or some cheesy Vote-for-Kyrie t-shirt or any type of hype-driven propaganda to try and get Eastern Conference coaches to vote Kyrie Irving on to this year's all-star team.
Just look at him play.
That should do it.
Irving put on a one-man show Tuesday night in leading the Cavaliers to a 95-90 win over Boston.
The second-year guard lit the Celtics up for 40 points which included 15 in the decisive fourth quarter. His 15-point total in the fourth nearly matched the entire scoring output of the Celtics (17).
While Irving was well aware that the coaches voting for All-Star reserves is coming up soon, he said he wasn't thinking about that on Tuesday night.
"I was just trying to get a win," Irving said. "We desperately needed it."
But for a player who plays for team with as pitiful a record (11-32) as the Cavs have this season, these are the kind of performances that could be the difference between being an All-Star and an All-Star snub.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers has praised Irving's play all season. And while Rivers has made a team's success a major criteria in who he selects as an All-Star reserve, he said it was difficult for him to not vote for Irving.
"It's a hard one for me," Rivers said in voting for Irving. "But he's playing so well. I think it'll be close, for him. I don't do that very often (vote for players on losing teams), I can tell you that."
Prior to being selected with the No. 1 overall pick by Cleveland in 2011, Irving spent one season at Duke - similar to what Rivers' son Austin did last year prior to be drafted by the New Orleans Hornets last June.
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