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Another Huge Star Is Reportedly Still "In Play" For The Lakers

LeBron James holding up one finger during a game.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after a Laker basket during a 114-103 win over the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on November 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers made their big move to acquire a running mate for LeBron James on Saturday, trading for New Orleans Pelicans All-NBA forward Anthony Davis.

The Lakers paid a steep price for the 26-year-old standout, giving up Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and several first-round NBA Draft picks, including the fourth overall selection in this year's draft.

Los Angeles is willing to make a huge move like this, though, mostly due to the fact that James is getting up there in age, with just three years left on his contract. Davis is pretty freakin good, too, and only 26 years old.

Another big move could be coming, as well.

The Lakers have been linked to free agent point guard Kemba Walker, though another star guard is reportedly still "in play" for Los Angeles.

That guard: Kyrie Irving.

The Athletic's David Aldridge reported earlier on Sunday that Irving remains interested in playing for the Lakers and he's reportedly been wanting to play alongside Davis for a while.

A LeBron-Davis-Irving trio would be arguably the top in the league, with the Lakers emerging as the favorites to win the NBA Finals.

Brooklyn has reportedly been the favorite to land Irving in free agency, with the Celtics believing he's gone, but perhaps the Lakers trade for Davis will change things.

NBA free agency is set to begin on Sunday, June 30.