On Monday morning, it was revealed that Kyrie Irving of the Dallas Mavericks was insisting that his team attempt to make a monster trade deal to woo LeBron James away from the Los Angeles Lakers.
Laughable to some, and intriguing to others, this potential trade package had everyone talking.
Most everybody agrees that James won’t be packing his bags and heading for Texas.
Shannon Sharpe summed up his reasons on Tuesday morning, saying James would never put his family through that in the final years of his career.
“I don’t think LeBron James uprooted his family from Cleveland, Ohio to come out here to LA to all of a sudden say, ‘You know what, I want to spend my final couple years in Dallas,'” Sharpe said.
Report: Kyrie Irving reached out to LeBron about joining the Mavs:
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Uprooting his family is just one of the many reasons why James is probably very resistant to any sort of change like this.
While he would enjoy playing with Irving again, he isn’t going to disrupt his home life and shake up the two teams at this point in his NBA tenure.
The Mavericks would have to move heaven and earth to get James and it would leave them with a bare-bones team that couldn’t really compete.
Why would he leave a team that made the Western Conference Finals for a team that would have a hard time getting that far?
James has made a name and a home for himself in Los Angeles and he is perfectly set up to enjoy the last years of his career and then embark on his life after that in Southern California.
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