The Los Angeles Lakers had success in their second attempt to add Anthony Davis to the roster, and it turns out that signing the Pelicans star increases their chance of signing Kyrie Irving.
David Aldridge of The Athletic believes that Irving may be interested in joining King James after Davis’ trade.
“If Davis waives his $4.7 million trade kicker, the Lakers will be able to add another star in free agency on a max contract. Whether it’s Kemba Walker, whom the New York Times’ Marc Stein reported as a potential Lakers target, or Kyrie Irving, whom sources have maintained for months wants to play with Davis, someone dynamic will likely be on the ball next season in L.A. (Cap guru Albert Nahmad pointed out Saturday that the Lakers might wait 30 days after the June 20 draft to officially execute the trade so Davis could keep his trade bonus.)”
Irving has also been linked to the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.
The relationship of Irving and LeBron is much better now, and things changed after the Celtics star called LeBron to apologize for his attitude in Cleveland.
“I had to call ‘Bron, and tell him I apologize for being that young player that wanted everything at his fingertips,” Irving said. “I wanted to be the guy that led us to a championship. I wanted to be the leader. I wanted to be all that.
“…He’s been in this situation, been there with me, where I’ve been the young guy, been the 22-year-old kid, wanting everything, wanting everything right now.
“The responsibility of being the best player in the world and leading a team is something that’s not meant for many people. And ‘Bron was one of those guys that came to Cleveland and tried to really show us what it’s like to win a championship. And it was hard for him. Sometimes getting the most out of the group is not the easiest thing in the world. Fewer are meant for it or chosen for it. And I felt like the best person to call was him.”
This reunion may actually happen. Can’t wait to see that!