NBA Twitter Turned Kyrie Irving Trade Into Beautiful Roast Of The Los Angeles Lakers
Kyrie Irving had become a hot commodity in last year’s offseason, particularly because of his contract situation with the Brooklyn Nets. Reports suggested that Irving could likely find a new team after talks about his future with the Nets have gone stagnant.
Then, out of nowhere, Irving shocked everybody when he exercised his $36.9M option with the Brooklyn Nets for the 22-23 season, after all.
Kyrie reportedly even shocked his team because he never informed the Nets of his decision before it was reported. Kyrie opting in however eventually didn’t change the fact that his Nets future is unclear at best.
While after that, most of the Nets drama has made its way over to Kevin Durant, it was back in Irving’s corner through these past couple of days.
Out of the blue, Kyrie Irving, who actually seemed happy and thriving this year, requested a trade out of Brooklyn before the deadline, and things moved rather quickly from there, as yesterday, the Nets traded him to the Dallas Mavericks.
Brooklyn sent Irving to the Mavs in return for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a first-round pick and second-round picks. However, due to the Mavs becoming the surprising winner of the Kyrie Irving sweepstakes, NBA Twitter turned the trade into a beautiful roast of the Los Angeles Lakers, who were the alleged favorites to land Irving and pair him with his former teammate, LeBron James again.
lakers fans right now pic.twitter.com/C6c3sWy3xB
— Molly Morrison (@mollyhannahm) February 5, 2023
lakers fans rn pic.twitter.com/jOrSYlWRWz
— josh (@jshyb_) February 5, 2023
this fumble is gonna set the Lakers back for a long time
— 73-9 and THEY LIED (@CuffsTheLegend) February 5, 2023
Lakers fans thinking they were getting Kyrie Irving for Russell Westbrook in the offseason and at the trade deadline is hilarious.
— Joey Linn (@joeylinn_) February 5, 2023
Lakers fans right now pic.twitter.com/8isMqM96TK
— Overtime (@overtime) February 5, 2023
Lakers fans rn 😭 pic.twitter.com/Js8U9rq4I9
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 5, 2023
Pray for Lakers fans pic.twitter.com/VRaY4DGrRx
— Logan Reardon (@LoganReardon20) February 5, 2023
lakers are never winning again pic.twitter.com/XsS8qckl8z
— Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) February 5, 2023