Could Kyrie Irving and LeBron James be reunited just two years after their shocking breakup? Well, as shocking as this might sound, it looks like the duo, which won the NBA title as members of Cleveland Cavaliers, might have another run together with Los Angeles Lakers.
Irving is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and while it seemed he would stay with the Boston Celtics just a few months ago, now the All-Star point guard is considering all options considering his future. According to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, the 27-year-old, who is already heavily linked with joining the New York Knick, will also grant the Lakers a free agent interview in the summer.
“I’m told Kyrie Irving will grant the Lakers an interview this offseason, this summer,” – said Smith during his radio show. “The Lakers will have an opportunity to get Kyrie Irving to come to L.A. I did not say he’s coming to L.A.! I did not say that! I don’t know what he’s going to do, but during his free-agent tour, I’m told he is going to give the Lakers an interview.”
At the beginning of the season, Kyrie Irving repeatedly stated that he is willing to sign a long term extension with the Celtics when the time is due. Still, as Boston struggled this season with chemistry issues and bad performances, the narrative changed and now it seems that Irving is at least willing to consider other options.
Irving is currently averaging 23.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.5 steals this season.