It had been a few months since we'd heard anything wild. We were long overdue for our regular Kyrie Irving news nugget. And on Friday, we finally got it.

As NBA fans and media debated the availability of and potential suitors for the likes of Bojan Bogdanovic, John Collins and other less notable stars, The Athletic's Shams Charania blew up the news feed.

Bleacher Report's Chris Haynes confirmed the news, and within seconds, speculation ramped up about the possibility of Kyrie reuniting with old teammate LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers.

Other reported suitors include the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks. But the Lakers are the Lakers.

The Lakers always generate buzz, and in this particular story, there's the added intrigue of Kyrie and LeBron playing together.

It's what made the idea of Irving joining L.A. this past offseason so interesting. It's a big part of what's driving the attention on them (as opposed to Dallas, Miami or whoever else might be interested) right now.

And while a trio of LeBron, Anthony Davis and Kyrie would have championship-level upside, there are just too many obstacles between here and there to justify a trade (unless the Brooklyn Nets are resigned to just give him away).