The Dallas Mavericks have absolutely no chance to trade for LeBron James.
The only way they get LeBron is by either trading him for Luka Doncic — which is obviously not happening — or hoping the Lakers waive him for whatever reason and then sign him to a veteran’s minimum deal — again, not realistic.
Considering that, Dan Patrick asked Nick Wright on his show about who he thought had leaked the report of Kyrie Irving allegedly reaching out to James to ask him if he would like to join him in Dallas.
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) June 8, 2023
After careful consideration, Wright claimed that the leak could’ve only come from Kyrie, as he’d be making himself look like a good employee by trying to get the team better, thus putting more pressure on the Mavs to sign him to a max contract extension.
Wright added that he thought the initial report was interesting because it also mentioned that the Mavs had internal discussions about trading for LeBron before the deadline, even though LeBron wasn’t eligible to be traded because of the CBA.
Per the FS1 analyst, that leak came from the Mavs, as they wanted to show Luka that they were exhausting all avenues to try and make the team better, even though they risked looking foolish.
His theory makes sense, especially with al the rumors about Doncic not being happy in Dallas.
That’s all a part of the business as well, and sometimes, what happens behind closed doors is even more important than what takes place on the basketball court.NEXT: NBA Insider Reveals What Chris Paul Wants Moving Forward