“I can’t articulate how little LeBron cares about the Lakers’ 2029 first-round pick. He could not care less about it. … He wants to win tonight and Kyrie Irving gives him a chance to win tonight. We are in a moment right now where teams are pushing back against player empowerment. … Now the Lakers are staring at this. Are they honestly going to push back on LeBron James if he’s sitting there with the pen ready to sign an extension making sure the Lakers remain highly relevant and a championship contender for the next two years?” Windorst said.
The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers remain in trade talks for Kyrie Irving., but recent reports have a possible third team in the San Antonio Spurs jumping into the trade discussion as they continue their rebuild.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported on Friday that he believes a deal between the Lakers and Nets will get done for Kyrie.
“I think this is eventually going to happen, but I think that it is going to be a fight along the way,” Windhorst said.
Marc Stein reported earlier this month that LeBron was excited about a potential reunion with Irving.
“James, I’m told, wants to see Irving in Lakerland more than anyone. What other team, furthermore, has a LeBron-sized personality with the experience to cope with all the chaos that comes with adding Kyrie? James, remember, has often thrived in chaos,” Stein wrote.
Irving may also represent LeBron James’ last real hope of winning his fifth ring as he gets closer to the twilight of his career.
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