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Kyrie Is Reportedly "Genuinely Interested" In Teaming Up With LeBron James

A picture of Kyrie Irving from behind.

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the first half against the New York Knicks at TD Garden on October 24, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

File this one in the category of a rumor that seems almost too good to be true. Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher reports that Kyrie Irving wants to team up with LeBron James again.

According to Bucher, Irving is "genuinely" interested in playing with James in Los Angeles. The pair had a very successful run in Cleveland during James' second stint with the Cavs, but also butted heads at times before Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics.

Earlier this season, Irving admitted he was having trouble getting some of the Celtics' younger players to buy in. He even said he called LeBron to apologize for his approach when the two were teammates.

Now, just a short time after this mea culpa from Irving, Bucher is reporting the All-Star point guard would be open to reprising his role as LeBron's sidekick.

It should be noted that Bucher isn't the only one speculating that Irving and James could link up again. Irving is set to become a free agent this summer.

If he doesn't re-up with the Celtics, Los Angeles would be an intriguing option.

In three seasons together in Cleveland, Irving and James went to three NBA Finals and won the championship in 2016.