LeBron James sent shockwaves through the NBA once again on Monday, whether intended or unintended, with a rumor surfacing that superstar guard Kyrie Irving is recruiting his old Cleveland Cavaliers teammate to the Dallas Mavericks.
A few weeks ago, James made headlines by claiming he’d consider retirement during the NBA offseason after a grueling 2022-23 campaign with the Los Angeles Lakers, which may result in offseason foot surgery.
Although few took James’ comments seriously, it started the conversation about his immediate future in the NBA and whether he’d be back with the Lakers or look to move on.
Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports believes James landing with the Mavericks might be a great move for the four-time NBA champion.
"I don't know how you don't take that call… It's perfect."
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) June 5, 2023
Forming a superstar trio of Luka Doncic, Irving, and James in Dallas seems to be a stretch, to say the least, with the Lakers and Mavericks lacking the assets to get it done.
However, a third or fourth team can’t be ruled out even though there are likely long odds for that scenario as well, but the NBA can be unpredictable these days, especially when team owners like Mark Cuban are involved.
It’s safe to say this won’t be the last time we hear about a rumor involving James, Irving, and the Lakers with NBA free agency less than a month away.
James will likely address the retirement talk once again, while Irving will be trying to figure out what he wants to do in his immediate future, as he’s set to become an unrestricted free agent.NEXT: Chris Broussard Has Advice For Luka Doncic Amid Kyrie Irving Rumors