Tyronn Lue will not be reuniting with LeBron James with the Los Angeles Lakers.
However, another prominent member from the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers team led by James with Lue at the helm is now a possibility, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
According to Windhorst, the possibility of Kyrie Irving joining James in Hollywood has become at least feasible.
“As time passes here, I would’ve said that this is impossible for many months,” he said. “But as time passes here and as the possibility exists that Jason Kidd could be hired as the Lakers coach, I think the possibility of Kyrie and LeBron reuniting — that door, which was deadbolted, has been un-deadbolted and has now been cracked open.
“It might even be opening more by the day. And I say that just because I think it’s on Kyrie’s radar, it’s on Kyrie’s board. He has had discussions with people about playing for the Lakers.”
The most recent projections have the Lakers with the fourth-best odds of landing the mercurial point guard, whose second season with the Boston Celtics just concluded with a second-round playoff loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, behind the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Nets and the Celtics.
The Nets have the best odds to land Kyrie 👀
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 7, 2019
Irving, who hit the game-winning 3-pointer in the face of Stephen Curry in the historic Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals for the Cavaliers, forced his way out of Cleveland by demanding a trade in the summer of 2017, essentially, to escape James’ monstrous shadow and have his “own team.”