NBA All-Star Weekend 2013: Kyrie Irving represents Cavaliers on East Team

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Previewing the festivities from Houston as the NBA recognizes the best and brightest across the league.

The Cleveland Cavaliers really struggled in the first half of the 2012-2013 season. While there's a lack of talent on the roster, no one can deny Kyrie Irving is one of the most exciting young players in the league.

When the All-Star teams take the floor this weekend in Houston, Irving will be the lone Cavalier representing the Eastern Conference. Cleveland did not have any player selected for the Dunk Contest, which is a shame, because it remains one of the best All-Star Game activities of any major sport.

Here is a full preview of this weekend's events, as well as where they will be televised.

Friday:

At 7 p.m. ET, the Celebrity Game will begin on ESPN. At 9 p.m., the Rising Stars Game will be played over on TNT.

Saturday:

The D-League All-Star Game is set for 3 p.m. on NBA TV. The dunk contest will take place at halftime. Then, at 8:30 p.m., the NBA skills portion will begin. First up is the Shooting Stars event, followed by the Skills Challenge. Then comes the Three-Point Contest. The Slam Dunk Contest will wrap up the night. All of these festivities will be aired on TNT.

Sunday:

The 2013 All-Star Game is set to tipoff at 8 p.m. TNT will have the coverage. Last year, the West won in thrilling fashion, knocking off the East by a score of 152-149.

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