The Los Angeles Lakers also expressed interest in signing Kyrie Irving (Dallas), but failed to achieve their intentions. LeBron James (Lakers) expressed his disappointment at the collapse of his reunion with Irving for a while, and revealed his plan to focus on remaining games to advance to the playoffs.
On the 7th (Korean time), local media ‘ESPN’ drew attention by asking James a question related to Irving’s trip to the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas made a big deal with the Brooklyn Nets on the 6th and acquired Irving. Markif Morris also headed to Dallas. Brooklyn, who sorted out his relationship with Irving, received Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finley Smith, and three draft picks.
The Lakers were also a team that consistently expressed interest in Irving. James, along with Irving, won the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first Finals championship in 2016. According to ‘ESPN’, the Lakers offered Russell Westbrook the 2027 and 2029 draft picks. It was said that the card presented by Dallas was extremely insufficient, and that the Brooklyn owner’s will not to trade to the team Irving wanted was also reflected.
James, whose reunion with Irving was canceled, said, “He is a player with great chemistry with me. I can’t say I’m not disappointed that he can’t play his talent in our team. But my gaze has changed. I will pay attention to our team and the locker room.”
There are four days left until the trade deadline. James said, “We had opportunities to reinforce our team as well, but so far nothing has happened. Regardless of whether or not a trade is made, you must do your best. Our team must move forward. 카지노 We are trying to get into the playoffs. If I stay healthy until the end of the season, I can compete with any team.”
James, who played 40 minutes against the New Orleans Pelicans on the 5th, took a break the next day. On the other hand, Westbrook, who was on the trade block, digested training but declined the reporters’ request for an interview. “Westbrook is a pro,” Lakers manager Davin Hamm said. He did his job. He tried to maintain a professional attitude,” he said.
Meanwhile, James has 36 points left before Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points) broke the career high. It is highly likely to be achieved within two consecutive home games against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the 8th and the Milwaukee Bucks on the 10th.