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VIDEO: Kyrie Irving's Top 10 Plays Of 2012 Rookie Of The Year Season

Kyrie Irving accepted his well-deserved 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year trophy on Tuesday, garnering 117 of the 120 first-place votes. Irving led all NBA players in crunch time scoring during his dynamic first season full of highlights. His work down the stretch, particularly in games on the road against the Celtics, Nuggets, and Thunder offered a glimpse of what's to come for Dan Gilbert's franchise point guard. There were plenty of highlights to choose from in a condensed season in which he played 51 games, and the NBA has culled and trimmed it down to his top ten moments of his impressive rookie season.

Video of his top ten plays after the jump:

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.