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Kyrie Irving 'Telling Everybody' Who He Really Wants To Play For

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 23:  (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT)   LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers in action against Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on January 23, 2020 in New York City. The Lakers defeated the Nets 128-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 23: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers in action against Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on January 23, 2020 in New York City. The Lakers defeated the Nets 128-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

First, it was James Harden who wanted out of Brooklyn. Now it's Kevin Durant. Could Kyrie Irving be next?

Irving did just opt-in to his player option with the Nets for the 2022-23 season. But that doesn't necessarily mean he wants to play in Brooklyn anymore. Why would he? He's soon going to be the only superstar left. 

Interestingly enough, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith reported just moments ago that Irving is "telling everybody" he wants to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. 

"Kyrie Irving is telling everybody he plans on going to LA meaning the Lakers, as soon as he possibly can... When he becomes a free agent after this season is over, he plans on rejoining LeBron James in a Lakers uniform," Smith said. 

It probably wouldn't happen this season, but it's something to monitor next year. 

However, does Kyrie really want to go and team up with LeBron again? Isn't their relationship complicated, to say the least?

We guess Irving likes the idea of winning another title, and pairing up with LeBron again probably gives him the best shot.