It looks like the Los Angeles Lakers will have the opportunity to convince Kyrie Irving to join them this upcoming summer. Will Irving sign with the Lakers or is he just testing every option available?
First off, let’s just admit how weird it would be to see Irving leave the Boston Celtics and join the Lakers. It feels wrong! The Celtics were afraid that Irving might leave and wanted him to sign an extension before the start of the season and he refused. Now, the Celtics have to watch Irving flirt with other teams and hope he resigns with them.
Will Irving resign with the Celtics? I do not think he will. This season has been a roller coaster ride for the Celtics and Irving hasn’t fit in well. Even when he plays well, the Celtics still seem to lose. He wants another superstar and most likely will team up with one this summer. Will it be with LeBron James and the Lakers though?
At this point, anything is possible. Irving has realized how hard it is to be a leader and lead a team. So he may not want that title again. He can join James and score like he is used to doing. But that will hurt Irving’s legacy and he knows he. He wants to be remembered as one of the greats but if he joins James, he will be remembered as the second guy. And he doesn’t want that.
More likely, Irving may team up with Kevin Durant and sign with the New York Knicks. That is a fresh start and he can play with his best friend, Durant. Whatever his decision is, it will be one that will change the landscape of the NBA.