LeBron James ‘Tough Roots’ for Lakers to Acquire Kyrie Irving: Report

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The Los Angeles Lakers Are Reportedly Leading the Sweepstakes Kyrie Irving As the point guard days with the Brooklyn Nets seem to be coming to an end.

Irving opted for the final year of his contract before the introduction of free agency, after failing to find a partner to facilitate the sign-and-trade. but with Kevin Durant The Nets are also working on a deal for Irving, requesting a trade.

LeBron James (23) of the Los Angeles Lakers in action against Kyrie Irving (11) during a game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on January 23, 2020 in New York City.
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NBA journalist Mark Stein wrote in his Substack column on Sunday that LeBron James Is “Tough Roots” The Lakers acquired Irving.

James and Irving have a history. Both led the Cleveland Cavaliers after In 2016, the two superstars had a split, and Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics for an NBA title. In May, Irving said he regretted his feud with James that resulted in the Cavaliers split.

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Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets reacts after hitting a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of the opening game of the NBA Play-In Tournament on April 12, 2022 in New York.

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets reacts after hitting a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of the opening game of the NBA Play-In Tournament on April 12, 2022 in New York.
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“We didn’t talk during that,” Irving told the “I’m Athlete” podcast in May. “Again, when I look back on what I was doing at the time, I wish I did, because it would be a mutual understanding of what the future holds for both of us, and we know how much power we both have.” was together.

“Me and he running Cleveland together in the league and then being able to put together a better team every single year would definitely have been worth it.”

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Should a deal be struck between the Nets and the Lakers, Yahoo Sports reported that Russell Westbrook could be Do business in Brooklyn.

Kyrie Irving, left hand of LeBron James of the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, after a game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on January 23, 2020.

Kyrie Irving, left hand of LeBron James of the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, after a game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on January 23, 2020.
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Both sides are reportedly optimistic that a deal can be reached. the lakers have an eye Yahoo Sports reported that in addition to Irving, also on Seth Curry.