Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving is reportedly “more open” to signing with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency than he was.
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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.
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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