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Watch Kyrie Irving make 17 of his first 18 attempts in final round of 3-point contest (VIDEO)

Feb 17, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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At one point during the 3-point contest I thought to myself, “You know what? I could probably do that. I’ve hit five in a row before. Yeah, I could totally do that.”

Then Kyrie Irving had his turn, and I felt pretty stupid for thinking those thoughts. Irving put on one of the most impressive displays in 3-point contest history in the final round, knocking in 17 of his first 18 shots, prompting Reggie Miller to start calling him “Chico” and proclaim the world as his.

The world might not be Irving’s (yet), but the weekend has been. Irving stole the show with the two most memorable moments from the weekend despite not being in the dunk contest. Irving’s crossover of Brandon Knight probably brought the biggest rise out of the Houston crowd of the weekend, and this sweet shooting display was unreal to watch unfold.

Here’s video of Irving’s winning round from Saturday night’s contest:

  1. howitzer819 - Feb 17, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Someone should tell Kenneth Farried that Kyrie Irving was Rising Stars MVP

    • D.J. Foster - Feb 17, 2013 at 9:21 PM

      Big time mistake by me. Corrected now — thanks.

  2. progress2011 - Feb 17, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Young Fella….puttin in WORK !!!

    The future of the league is VERY bright at the guard position:

    1. CP3
    2. Westbrook
    3. Uncle Drew
    4. D. Rose
    5. Steph Curry
    6. Lillard
    7. Brandon Jennings
    8. John Wall
    9. Monta Ellis
    10. Jrue Holiday

    * James Harden – is a combo Forward. But you know he’s gotta be on the list

    There are a few others (Ty Lawson, Deron Williams, Ricky Rubio etc. etc. etc. ) – they did not make my top 10 + Harden but that’s not a knock against them.

    Since the NFL has become the National Flag-Football League, the NBA has all my attention and I’m excited about the future.

    • andyhr17 - Feb 17, 2013 at 7:32 PM

      Wow, really. Left Rondo out of your top 10?

      • dko83 - Feb 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM

        This guy lost ALL credibility leaving Rondo out. Instant ignore.

      • andyhr17 - Feb 18, 2013 at 6:34 AM

        progress2011 , your list looks like you just randomly drew names out of a hat.

    • zeedoubleyou - Feb 17, 2013 at 8:19 PM

      Jennings over Holiday is a crime.

    • dedalus13 - Feb 18, 2013 at 2:02 AM

      Mario Chalmers takes the knock though

    • saint1997 - Feb 18, 2013 at 2:50 AM

      Wall should be higher there

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