The Los Angeles Lakers missed out on the playoffs this past season, and it’s become clear that if LeBron James wants to build a contender with his new team, he’s going to need to help of some other NBA stars. It looks like he’s in full-on recruiting mode at the moment.
Earlier this week, it was reported by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst that LeBron had already had “contact” with both Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard. Now, another report suggests he’s been spotted with a star he used to play with.
That’s right, ESPN’s Jordan Schultz says that James was hanging out with Kyrie Irving at night club Hyde this past Saturday.
Irving, of course, left the Cleveland Cavaliers largely because he couldn’t handle playing alongside James. But the two have reportedly buried the hatchet. Could that mean they’d team up again?
Kyrie Irving was seen with LeBron at Hyde in LA on Saturday. https://t.co/5HdVUECJOj
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) May 24, 2019
Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics two years ago, but he’s a free agent heading into next season. Many believe it’s possible he leaves the franchise.
If he did team up with James in Los Angeles, the Lakers would instantly get better. But would they become a contender? They might need another big piece for that to be a reality.
We’ll see – free agency starts in just over a month.