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.
The Brooklyn Nets appear set to have six-time All-Star Kyrie Irving back in their starting lineup against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.
Kyrie Irving is holding off on surgery but the six-time All-Star will re-evaluate in a month or two.
Having already missed Wednesday's game, injured guard Kyrie Irving will sit out Friday's rematch against the Boston Celtics.
Six-time All Star Kyrie Irving was not in Boston to respond to jibes from Celtics fans, but he fired back on social media.
Taurean Prince led the way with a team-high 27 points for Brooklyn as they completed their comeback at Barclays Center.
The Brooklyn Nets fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves to start the NBA season and Kyrie Irving said his 50 points counted for little.
Ben Simmons led the way with 24 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as the 76ers topped the Celtics in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Kyrie Irving made his Brooklyn Nets debut on Wednesday and scored 50 points in a 127-126 overtime defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves.