Who wore it best? NBA stars in masks

Kyrie hates playing with mask (0:46)

Kyrie Irving explains the challenges of playing with a protective mask, which he'll have to do for a few weeks after suffering a facial fracture in the Celtics' win over the Hornets. (0:46)

After suffering a facial fracture Friday and missing action on Sunday, Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving returned to the court Tuesday night against the Brooklyn Nets.

Yup, Kyrie is back in the mask.

Irving, who wore one in December 2012 while with the Cleveland Cavaliers, is the latest in a long line of players who have donned the protective hardware on the court. Here's a look at some notable NBA stars who have rocked the mask: