Lakers Rumors: Kyrie Irving More Open to Joining LeBron, LA in Free Agency – Bleacher Report NBA

Lakers Rumors: Kyrie Irving \More Open\ to Joining LeBron, LA in Free Agency - Bleacher Report NBA
Magic Johnson continues to tarnish the Lakers legacy and his own
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving is reportedly “more open” to signing with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency than he was.

Buss had questioned Johnson several times in the wake of his public resignation, asking him if there were any issues with Pelinka or anyone else in the organization. They spoke on the phone for hours. They went to a private dinner at Wallys in Beverly Hills on May 2. Multiple Lakers sources told ESPN that each time, Johnson said nothing beyond what hed said on April 9 — that he didnt feel like he could be Magic in this role and wanted his freedom back.

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According to ESPNs Brian Windhorst, there has been a “thawing” between Irving and LeBron James in recent months that could make L.A. an option for Kyrie.

That Johnson couldnt foresee these problems is an understandable effect of his ego and desire to have this elite position. That Buss didnt foresee these problems is an indictment of her as owner. She was in charge and empowered Johnson to execute his doomed plan of leadership.

Windhorst theorized that the Lakers are “lower on the list” for Irving than the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets but noted that the Lakers are in the mix, and that Boston must be “worried” that L.A. could steal him.

Irving and James had an awkward breakup in Cleveland when Kyrie asked to be traded. The Cavaliers shipped Irving to Boston in August 2017.

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