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Kyrie Irving: meeting with James and Love in All-Star will be fun

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving said he believes reuniting with former Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James and Kevin Love will be “fun” in the All-Star Weekend.
James, one of the two captains along with Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors in the new All-Star format, selected Irving as starter and Love as reserve on Thursday, bringing together the former teammates for the first time since Irving requested an exchange during summer.
Irving said he will always have a connection with his former Cleveland buddies.
“I think you’ve heard it if you’ve talked to championship winners before, but when you’re in a championship team, it’s just a bond that can not be broken forever,” Irving said. “Just going through that, the way we created the story, we’re the only team in history that comes back from 3-1, and that’s something that will be recorded in the history of the NBA for life.
“And that’s always a connection, something we can always remember about, it’s an incredible bond that we build as a team, being tested individually at the highest level, and doing something you can remember for the rest of your life and Tell your children. ”
With Irving, the Celtics are at the top of the Eastern Conference with a 6.5-game lead over Cleveland that will take action on Friday.
“It will be fun to play with James and Love,” Irving said. “The All-Star weekend is a nice experience, it’s a time for us as competitors to unite when we’re not necessarily with our teams and we’re facing each other, it’s great to see the two captains choose who they think they were the one that best adapted for his team, and I’m glad to be playing with a lot of great players. ”
Al Horford, Irving’s teammate in Boston, was selected by Curry and expects Irving to take it easy on the court.
I hope not to face him, “said a smiling Horford.” Kyrie is known for putting people on roller skates out there. It will be fun. I’m looking forward to it. ”
Horford likes the new format and also wants to see the televised selection in the future.
“I think it’s a great concept,” said Horford. “I feel that the league needed to do something to change it and I think it was the right thing to do, I think the next thing will be to announce it publicly, choosing teams and things like that.”
When asked about the feelings of the players selected last, Horford added: “Are you part of, what, 24 guys? You could be at home or on the beach. You’re lucky to be there, really.”


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