LeBron James And Kyrie Irving Are Actually Discussing A Reunion On The Lakers

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LeBron James And Kyrie Irving Are Actually Discussing A Reunion On The Lakers


LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were teammates for three seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The two stars shared an exciting dynamic and displayed some incredible two-man connections on the court which ultimately resulted in three Finals appearances and a hard-earned championship.

Despite their chemistry and success on the court, to the surprise of many, LeBron and Kyrie had lingering negative feelings for each other throughout their tenure with the Cavaliers. As also confirmed by LeBron, him and Kyrie just could never align.

But since time heals all wounds, the two could potentially become teammates again?! Earlier this week, it was reported that Irving and the Nets are at an impasse about Irving’s future and that two teams are emerging as potential suitors – the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks. 

In his substack, Marc Stein is reporting that the two have had serious discussions about playing alongside each other once again.

Via Marc Stein:


“There are credible rumblings in circulation that Irving, for starters, has indeed had some recent contact with Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, his former Cleveland teammate, to presumably discuss a potential reunion in Hollywood. I’m told it would be a stretch, though, to suggest that the Lakers are currently pursuing Irving. They do not possess the trade assets to realistically engage Brooklyn in Irving trade talks even if he exercises his player option for next season. Also: The Lakers, as things stand, couldn’t offer Irving more than the midlevel exception for tax-paying teams for next season if Irving bypasses his player option to opt for free agency. That MLE, remember, tops out at a projected $6.39 million. The idea of Irving declining his player option and essentially playing for $30 million less in L.A., even after the $15- plus million he willingly sacrificed last season and missing the first 35 games of the season, just doesn’t seem plausible.”


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