Kyrie Irving’s reported trade from the Brooklyn Nets to the Dallas Mavericks sent shock waves through the NBA world, and one of his former teammates weighed in with a three-word tweet.
Irving was rumored to be linked to the Los Angeles Lakers in the immediate aftermath of the star point guard requesting a trade from the Nets. A deal would’ve reunited Irving with LeBron James. The Lakers were also rumored to be interested in Irving in the offseason when the original trade request came in.
Brooklyn chose to strike a deal with Dallas instead of the Lakers, according to multiple reports.
The Lakers "expressed confidence" that they would be able to land a deal for Irving in a package that would’ve included Russell Westbrook and a first-round draft pick, SNY reported. That didn’t turn out to be the case.