Kyrie Irving says All-Star honor is for the culture

LOS ANGELES — Kyrie Irving does it for the culture. Irving, who was named an All-Star starter for the fifth time in seven years on Thursday, said the All-Star Game’s cultural significance is the biggest honor for the designation. The Nets star shooting guard is averaging 27.7 points on 53% shooting from the field, 43% shooting from 3, and 89.9% shooting from the foul line, earning yet another nod among the cream of the league’s crop. “Like I said in the beginning of the season, I know how much I care about being validated culturally, just my culture in terms of the hooping culture,” he said. “…

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