Having only played 20 games this season, Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving is again dealing with a shoulder injury.
Kyrie Irving will spend some time on the sidelines after damaging his knee, but not yet known how long he will be out of action.
The Brooklyn Nets were left to worry about Kyrie Irving as LeBron James and Damian Lillard turned in top performances in the NBA.
After hitting 19 of his 23 shot attempts against the Chicago Bulls, Kyrie Irving revealed his performance was inspired by Kobe Bryant.
In their first game since Kobe Bryant's death, the Los Angeles Lakers fell short against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Kyrie Irving starred for Brooklyn Nets in Wednesday's win over Detroit Pistons and later paid an emotional tribute to the late Kobe Bryant.
The Los Angeles Lakers failed to sweeten a special occasion for LeBron James, losing to the Philadelphia 76ers.
LeBron James outshone Kyrie Irving in Thursday's NBA action, while Luka Doncic and Damian Lillard put on a show in Portland.
After attracting criticism for saying the Brooklyn Nets have "glaring" needs, Kyrie Irving has defended his leadership style.
Kyrie Irving scored 21 points in 20 minutes as he returned from injury on Sunday.