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Tyronn Lue Isn’t Happy Kyrie Was Snubbed From All-NBA List

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All-NBA lists were announced on Thursday, honoring the best of the best in the NBA. A few players felt slighted by the fact that they were left off the list.

Chief among them was Kyrie Irving, whose absence seems particularly ridiculous given his performances this post season. Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue told Marla Ridenour of The Akron Beacon Journal that he is shocked that the All-Star guard didn’t receive enough votes to make any of the three teams.

“Yeah, very surprised. Just because of the year he’s had and all the injuries that we had, him and LeBron carried this team for most of the season with Kevin and J.R. being out. I thought it was a tough decision, but just part of how things go,” Lue said before Friday morning’s shootaround.

Irving is coming off arguably his most productive regular season where he averaged career highs with 25.2 points on 47.3 percent shooting from the field along with 5.8 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game.

Alongside LeBron James, Kyrie Irving picked up a lot of slack this season when two of the Cavs starters, Kevin Love and JR Smith, were absent for extended periods with injuries.

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