LeBron James enjoyed his first experience of playing with Kyrie Irving in Sunday's All-Star Game.

“It’s always fun playing with [Carmelo Anthony], and it was awesome to play with Kyrie,” James said. “I watch Kyrie a lot. … It’s always great to play against those guys, but when you get an opportunity to play with them it’s even better.”

James cheered on Irving during the Three-Point Contest.

“He’s gonna be unbelievable,” James said of Irving on Sunday. “He’s already unbelievable in this league, first of all. What he’s doing right now, and what he’s going to do in the future, it’s going to be crazy.

“With his weekend, he had a great game Friday night, came in here and won the three-point competition and had a great game tonight. … He’s one of the best players that we have, and it’s awesome to have him here. He belongs here.”

James can opt out his contract in the summer of 2014 and has been linked to a potential return to the Cavaliers.