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Arnab Bose

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EXPLAINED: LeBron James & Kyrie Irving Can Still Reunite After Luka Doncic’s Special Request!

LeBron James had many close friends over the years with whom he won many tournaments. For instance, Dwayne Wade and LBJ have been part of Team USA in the Olympics as well as the Miami Heat. Moreover, the Wade-James duo has been highly successful. They won gold medals for their country in the Olympics and won a couple of NBA championships with the Miami Heat.

They are good friends even to this day. Recently, Dwayne Wade got his induction into the Hall Of Fame. Similarly, LBJ made many friends and rivals in his long and illustrious career. Among them, Kyrie Irving is still playing, and there is a chance that he can play alongside James again. 

   

How Can Los Angeles Lakers Bring Kyrie Irving And LeBron James Back Together?

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LeBron James Kyrie Irving Source: NetsDaily

After a humiliating end to the last season, the Los Angeles Lakers have shown constant interest in acquiring Kyrie Irving. Even prior to the end of the previous season, Kyrie generated hype and rumors of moving to the Lakers as he expressed his desire to leave the Brooklyn Nets. The Lakers were among the top buyers to acquire Irving. However, the Dallas Mavericks offered a better deal to the Nets. Hence, the Nets traded Irving to the Mavericks. LeBron James really wanted the Lakers to bring in Kyrie Irving. However, after seeing the balance in the roster at the end of the 2022-23 season, the LA side felt there was no need to sign Irving in the current offseason initially. But perhaps the Lakers are not giving up on him completely.

They might make an offer to bring Irving to Hollywood. But the only problem is the Mavericks are showing no interest in any offers from Rob Pelinka’s side. According to certain rumors, the Lakers want to trade D’Angelo Russell for Kyrie Irving. But it does not excite the Mavericks as Irving is much superior to Russell. Moreover, the Mavericks might want Irving and Luka Doncic to win a title together for the Dallas side. But the trade deadline is on February 8, and fans must keep a close eye on this trade. However, it is still many months away. Moreover, the Mavericks must compete for the title if they don’t want to lose the great talent of Luka Doncic.

A Lookback At Kyrie Irving And LBJ

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Kyrie Irving LeBron James Kevin Love Cavaliers Source: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The idea of Kyrie and Luka might be promising, but they need more help from their front office. Both Lakers and Mavericks are looking for more star powers before the trading door closes. Kyrie Irving played an essential part in helping LeBron James lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the 2016 title. Irving and James helped the Cavaliers reach the NBA Finals four times in a row from 2015 to 2018. However, they won only in 2016.

But the 2016 finals was an epic seven-game series because prior to that, no team in history came back from a 1-3 deficit to win the NBA Finals. In the end, the Cavaliers won the finals 4-3. Irving shot the winning three-pointer in Game 7 with only 53 seconds remaining. It was a very emotional time for the Cleveland citizens to see the championship win-drought ending. Moreover, it was a great homecoming victory for LeBron James, as it happened during his second stint with the Cavaliers.