The Lakers, during their tumultuous, eventful, and ultimately disastrous 2021-22 season, they considered going after Kyrie Irving. Obviously the thing did not go further, and it seems difficult to imagine a set of contracts and parts that would make sense to facilitate such an operation. It also doesn’t seem likely that the Nets would have agreed even then, as Kyrie and Kevin Durant’s personal relationship is the big tie between another franchise that has starred in a historic skid in this course. Together they decided to play for the Nets in 2019 and so far they have not shown any sign of disunity, not even in such complicated moments of such pressure as those they have experienced in recent months.
This information, which comes from the New York press, joins the words of Kyrie Irving, who has acknowledged that he feared for his professional situationand that he did not rule out that the Nets took radical measures with him, during the time in which he was separated from his team because the refusal to be vaccinated against COVID prevented him from playing Nets home games at Barclays Center.
Now the journalist Ian Begley assures from The Big Apple that “several New York media have reported that the Nets were open to a possible departure from Kyrie. And from the Lakers side, there were those within the organization who raised the possibility of going after him. Such an operation would have reunited Kyrie with LeBron James, but there is no certainty that a consensus was close to being reached within the Lakers.
Begley also believes that Kyrie and the Nets will understand each other when it comes to the long-term future of the point guard, who was champion with LeBron in 2016 but asked to leave Cleveland in 2017 because he didn’t want to continue under the very long shadow of the forward: “As how are things in brooklyn, It would be a surprise if Kyrie didn’t sign an extension or a new multi-year deal. with the idea of continuing to look for a title with the Nets”.