In a strange turn of events, the Celtics have had a monkey wrench thrown into the pursuit of New Orleans stud Anthony Davis. It seems like the Celtics brass is concerned that their current star, Kyrie Irving, may not be sold on resigning with the team in the offseason. According to reports, Uncle Drew is serious about possibly reuniting with LeBron James in L.A.
“While the news since last summer has been largely about stars not interested in being LeBron [James]’s sidekick — [Paul] George’s decision to re-sign with the Thunder, Jimmy Butler not having the Lakers on his reported preferred list and Kawhi Leonard reportedly favoring the Clippers — a source close to the Celtics confirmed that Kyrie Irving is genuinely interested in reuniting with his former Cavaliers teammate,” wrote NBA insider Ric Bucher, noting that his source was stressing Irving’s interest is “for real.”
It was in July of 2017 that Irving forced the Cavaliers to trade him because he was tired of playing the number two. He was traded to Boston and this season he faced some challenges as he assumed the sole leadership role. Just recently, he reached out to LeBron to apologize for that went down.
Until July 1st when Kyrie can officially opt out of his contract, the rumor mill will be nonstop.