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LeBron James wants Kyrie Irving with the Lakers ‘more than anyone’

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The Lakers and the Nets are reportedly looking for a mutually acceptable trade that would send Kyrie Irving to Los Angeles. The 30-year-old star point guard has full backing of LeBron James whose voice is always heard when roster construction is concerned.

He was teammates with Irving for four years in Cleveland and won a championship together in 2016. Although there were some tensions between the two players, they have reportedly worked out their differences and are mutually interested in joining forces again.

Via Marc Stein:

“I know Irving has been in Los Angeles this week, but that’s not the source of my confidence. It stems from repeated rumbles in circulation that LeBron James is rooting hard for Irving’s addition to the roster.

“James, I’m told, wants to see Irving in Lakerland more than anyone. What other team, furthermore, has a LeBron-sized personality with the experience to cope with all the chaos that comes with adding Kyrie? James, remember, has often thrived in chaos.”