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Kyrie Irving wins rookie of year

Updated: May 15, 2012, 7:11 PM ET
Associated Press

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving drove past defenders with ease all season.

It was no different in voting for rookie of the year.

Irving, who played beyond his years and above everyone's expectations including his own, was chosen the NBA's Rookie of the Year on Tuesday, winning an award he always believed was within reach.

"It was a goal of mine," he said. "I knew as long as we won some games and beat some great team that it was going to come."

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