Share Share Josh Hart wants the Lakers to sign Jimmy Butler and/or Kyrie Irving, build a superteam tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart has been on a lot of podcasts over the last couple weeks, evidently with the intention of getting people ready for his own show, which is apparently something he thinks people want.
In the latest entry of Harts podcast tour, he hopped on The Eavesdrop Podcast and really stuck his neck out there and said hed welcome playing with a couple all-stars should they make their way to the roster:
S—, I hope we get a couple free agents. I hope we get a super team or some s—. I hope we get, s—, Jimmy, Kyrie. Theres no tampering for the players, so s—, I hope we get Jimmy, Kyrie… Just imagine if we had that. Like bro, and the thing is, all those dudes are good dudes, so everyone would sacrifice for each other. And people dont realize, when everyone sacrifices and the team wins at the end of the day, thats the biggest thing.
Maybe Hart wasnt paying attention to the Boston Celtics last season, but the idea of having sacrifice and Kyrie Irving in the same thought process following that disaster is, well, its fun, thats for sure.
Now, sacrifice is a really weird concept that involves commitment from everyone involved. Maybe Irving would be more open to sacrificing parts of his game to someone he considers more of a peer than Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Irving has already won a championship alongside LeBron James so at the very least, he would understand the ends to those sacrifices a lot more tangibly than he did when Brad Stevens was trying to get him to take Terry Rozier under his wing.
Sacrifice is a huge part of winning and, now that Irving has seen what happens with a more self-centered approach, perhaps hell be more open to it as a concept. There are reasons to be dubious of such a turnaround (see: the last two years), but weirder things have happened.
Hart also seems to be kind of overlooking cap rules that would make things really difficult for the Lakers to sign both Butler and Irving, but no one needs to go into that right now.
Most importantly — and as Hart points out — winning is the biggest thing here. So whether that comes for the Lakers by way of Hart and some combination of a couple stars, or if Hart will have to carry a larger load because the Lakers struck out, winning has to remain the focus.
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Jeff Goodman appears on the Lakers Nation Podcast to talk about the possibility of Kyrie Irving reuniting with LeBron in LA.
Share Share Jeff Goodman: No Way Kyrie Irving Joins LeBron James in Los Angeles (Lakers Nation Podcast) tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Column composed By Zane Shaw for CLNS and CelticsBlog… Could Kyrie Irving end up re-joining his former all-star teammate LeBron James in Los Angeles this offseason? Stadiums Jeff Goodman, doesnt see it happening.
Theres no way in my opinion, said Goodman on the Lakers Nation Podcast on CLNS Media. Kyrie, who got big boyd by LeBron for years and wanted out of Cleveland because of that. because of the LeBron show and his crew and he felt like he was the little brother….like, hes gonna go back to that??
Irving can opt out of his deal with the Celtics on July 1st and become a free agent. Goodman sees New York or Brooklyn as the most likely destinations for Irving this offseason – but he says with Irving, you just never know.
Theres not a better situation for Kyrie than in Boston. Youre playing for a coach that lets you do whatever the hell you want in Brad Stevens.