Kyrie Irving talks about Instagram post predicting Nets will be on the 'main stage'

Ryan Morik
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Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving
Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving

After two double-digit losses to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Nets' naysayers came out swinging, as the big three started out 0-2 together.

Kyrie Irving had a message to basketball fans everywhere on Saturday morning.

"We will be on that stage. The stage where the 'best of the best' know, the main stage," Irving posted on Instagram on Saturday.

So naturally, after a 128-124 win over the Miami Heat where Irving, James Harden, and Kevin Durant combined for all the team's 32 points in the fourth quarter, Irving had another message.

"I know we have supporters, and we have a lot of doubters," Irving said. "Being on this stage, it is the main stage, but you know the main stage I'm talking about. We're just putting it out as a goal of ours that we came together, and this team, we're focused on that. That's it."

With a big three in town, the Nets are pretty popular, and the star guard knows it.

"I give people [something] to talk about every day," said Irving. "It just comes with the business and living a very public life as an athlete or an entertainer...

"It's funny, 'cause I'm glad it's a weekend, so you don't see all the same TV shows that do all the talking during the week. During the weekend, it was my time to be the media. And you got a statement. I'm grateful that [my post] was read with just a balanced sentiment, because I'm rocking with everybody in that locker room, and I know it's the same for me."

The Heat and Nets will have a rematch on Monday night at Barclays Center.