Would Boston Celtics point guard, Kyrie Irving join Los Angeles Lakers forward, LeBron James in LA?
It depends on who you ask.
“I mean, I know the Boston Celtics are pretty confident that it’s just noise,” Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus told me on the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
“I know that Ric Bucher, who’s a colleague of mine at Bleacher said that it’s a real possibility. There were some other people who have suggested as much.”
Irving and James were Cleveland Cavaliers teammates and won a championship in 2016.
Irving requested a trade in 2017 and in January the two of them had a phone conversation expressing their regrets.
“I did a poor job of setting an example for these young guys what it’s like to get something out of your teammates,” Irving said after the Celtics January loss to the Orlando Magic.
“Going forward, I want to test these young guys, but I can’t do it publicly. That was a learning experience for me, realizing the magnitude of my voice and what I mean to these guys.”
“I had to call ‘Bron, and tell him I apologize for being that young player that wanted everything at his fingertips,” Irving said following a 117-108 victory against the Toronto Raptors at home.
“I wanted to be the guy that led us to a championship. I wanted to be the leader. I wanted to be all that.”
Media and fans have insisted that the two could become teammates once again if Irving decides to not re-sign with the Boston Celtics this offseason.
“If he goes and joins LeBron and say, Anthony Davis, he’s not in a lose situation,” said Pincus.
“No, he’s got a chance to win in the West.”
“If you look at someone like Kevin Durant, I don’t think a lot of people really thought he would go to the Warriors and then he did. I know that the Thunder really believed he was going to stay. I don’t think a lot of people had LeBron going to Miami when the time came, I know some did, but most didn’t, or that he would come back home, and you start going through the list. A lot of people had Paul George definitely leaving for Los Angeles, and he didn’t, so ultimately Kyrie could come. He’s a different kind of guy, he’s an individual, he’s someone who kind of runs at his own pace and he’s not going to do what others prescribed him to do. He’s going to do what’s right for him, as it should be, and so it’s something that at least the Lakers have to look at and see if it’s possible and be financially in a position to make happen, but that would be difficult.”