NEW ORLEANS – Last night, at the NBA All-Star game, Kyrie Irving stole the show. Even with his ankle-breaking handle, improbable finishes in the paint and his on-target passes, Irving finished his second All-Star game with 31 points and 14 assists.
Transforming into his alter ego – Mr. Fourth Quarter – the talented 21-year-old point guard scored 15 points in the final frame and led a furious rally for the Eastern Conference while Indiana’s Paul George, New York’s Carmelo Anthony and even the game’s most dominant player, LeBron James, took a back seat to Irving’s brilliance.
Irving’s night took a quick turn for the worst as many of the players decided to enjoy the New Orleans night life after the game. According to witnesses, Irving walked up to James and started joking with him about how he “used to be the best”– James tried to brush it off, but after repeated taunts, James flipped and shoved him back. Soon members of James and Irving’s entourage got involved and the brawl quickly escalated – police were called to the scene as club bouncers and other players attempted to calm brawl.
While police tried to break up the fights, a deputy was attacked and knocked unconscious. Acadian Ambulance transported the deputy to the Terrebonne General medical Center where he was treated for a concussion, a bruised jaw and other minor injuries.
Police then arrested 21-year-old Kyrie Irving for disturbing the peace by intoxication, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest by violence. Irving remains in jail without bond at this time.
The Krewe of Hercules organization is cooperating with this investigation and trying to identify more suspects involved in the fights and more arrest are expected.