Last Thursday, the Celtics suffered a heartbreaking defeat against the Bucks and marginally missed out on the East Conference title. With the season all but wrapped up for the team, rumours are now circling with all eyes set on Kyrie Irving‘s next move. Said to be in talks with “people of interest”, he may go West and join the Los Angeles Lakers.
With the preference to move into NBA free agency after he was offered to resign a multi-year contract this offseason with the Boston Celtics, the move could see a reunion with former teammate and legendary player LeBron James.
According to insider Brian Windhorst on the latest episode of Hoop Collective, the chance of this occurring is very possible, considering that Jason Kidd has just joined the Lakers as assistant coach.
“As time passes here, I would’ve said that this is impossible for many months,” Windhorst said. “But as time passes here and as the possibility exists that Jason Kidd could be hired as the Lakers coach, I think the possibility of Kyrie and LeBron reuniting — that door, which was deadbolted, has been un-deadbolted and has now been cracked open … It might even be opening more by the day.
“And I say that just because I think it’s on Kyrie’s radar, it’s on Kyrie’s board. He has had discussions with people about playing for the Lakers.”
Irving and James played together during their time with the Cleveland Cavaliers which led the franchise to its first NBA Championship game back in 2016. Some reports have shared concerns over a reunion however as it is said that the former Celtics player originally moved to get out of the shadow of James.
Nothing is confirmed so stay tuned.