Doc Rivers said he voted for Kyrie Irving to make the NBA Eastern Conference All-Star team, and clearly, the Celtics coach wasn’t alone.
Irving, a second-year point guard for the Cavaliers and reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, was selected as a reserve Thursday evening. Joining Irving as East reserves: Heat forward Chris Bosh, Knicks center Tyson Chandler, Pacers swingman Paul George, Bulls center Joakim Noah, Bulls forward Luol Deng, and 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday.
East starters, as voted by fans, consist of Celtics center Kevin Garnett, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, Heat forward LeBron James, Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.
In the West, starters are Lakers center Dwight Howard, Clippers forward Blake Griffin, Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Clippers guard Chris Paul.
West reserves announced Thursday: Spurs center/forward Tim Duncan, Spurs point guard Tony Parker, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, Rockets guard James Harden, Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph, Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge and Warriors forward David West.
Irving, 20, leads the Cavs in scoring (23.7 ppg) and assists (5.6 apg). At 11-32, the Cavs are the worst team represented in either conference.