Kyrie Irving Named Participant In 3-Point Contest During All-Star Weekend

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Kyrie Irving’s three-point skills will be on display during All-Star Weekend once again.

The Cavaliers’ dynamic point guard was named a participant in the 2017 JBL Three-Point Contest during the upcoming All-Star festivities in New Orleans, the NBA announced on Thursday.

The 24-year-old All-Star will take part in the shootout for the fourth time in his career, an event he won back in 2013.

Irving will compete against defending champion Golden State’s Klay Thompson, Kyle Lowry of Toronto, Kemba Walker of Charlotte, Houston’s Eric Gordon, Wesley Matthews of Dallas, Portland’s CJ McCollum and Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Irving is averaging a career-best 24.2 points per game this season, connecting on 39.5 percent of three-point attempts.

Mark Price is the only player in franchise history to win the event for Cleveland, taking home first-place honors in 1993 and 1994.

The 2017 JBL Three-Point Contest and Verizon Slam Dunk Contest will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA.

Irving will start alongside his teammate, LeBron James, during the All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 19. The Cavs’ third All-Star, Kevin Love, was selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference.

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