Thursday December 20th, 2012

Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving adjusts his clear protective mask. (David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

By Ben Eagle

On Dec. 14, Kyrie Irving sustained a facial fracture against the Bucks, forcing him to don a protective mask while on the floor. In doing so, he joined fellow masked teammates Tyler Zeller (broken cheekbone) and Tristan Thompson (nasal fracture). Here's a look at the three of them in action.

[GALLERY: Style Watch: NBA Face Masks]

Tristan Thompson Tristan Thompson boxes out Al Horford. (Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)


Tyler Zeller Tyler Zeller glances up at the scoreboard prior to a game. (David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)


Kyrie Irving, Tyler Zeller Raymond Felton (center) drives between two masked Cavs. (Bill Kostroun/AP)


Kyrie Irving Irving, in his 'Dark Knight' mask, drives by Jason Kidd. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)


Tristan Thompson, Kyrie Irving Thompson (left) and Irving exchange tips on how to keep their masks pristine. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.