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.
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.