LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes up for a shot against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 97-92. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are approaching relevancy, just outside of a .500 record. They're sitting at 6-7, probably higher than many figured they'd be at this point in the season, and they have Kyrie Irving to thank for most of their relative success. He's been playing extremely well, much better than anyone expected for a player who is just 19 years-old. In a few years, he could be one of the best players in the league.
And at such a young age, he's receiving votes for the 2012 NBA All-Star game, though he doesn't lead his position. It doesn't help that the list of guards in front of him are all insanely good and hugely popular. Irving has 53,300 votes for the game, but he's got a long list of guards ahead of him that include Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen and Deron Williams. Derrick Rose leads that voting with 1,040,210 votes for Eastern Conference guards.
Still, it's a good thing to see if you're a Cavaliers fan. The latest update from the NBA can be found here.