Kyrie Irving is 20 years old, which probably explains why he was struggling to get through the half-hour clown show known as All-Star media availability on Friday. While his older Eastern Conference teammates drew multitudes -- the mere thought of getting anywhere near LeBron James induced claustrophobic nightmares -- Irving was generally left alone, save for a dozen or so interchangeable media types asking questions like:

What's the best part of All-Star Weekend? Is it the parties, seeing celebs?

And:

What are your three favorite hip-hop songs that motivate you before a game?

For the record, Irving says he prefers R&B, which is the perfect complement to his smoothed out game. Even at his precocious age, there's something in the way Irving plays that is timeless. His handle is ridiculous, his stroke is pure and his savvy is years ahead of his time.