LeBron James Doesn’t Hold Back His Disappointment Over Kyrie Irving’s Trade
Lebron James’ cryptic tweet after Kyrie Irving’s trade to the Dallas Mavericks confused fans on how he was truly feeling. The Lakers star later sat down with Michael Wilbon and spoke about how the possibility of playing with Irving was stripped from him, per ESPN. He said, “I can’t sit here and say I’m not disappointed on not being able to land such a talent, but [also] someone that I had great chemistry with and know I got great chemistry with on the floor that can help you win championships.” It’s clear James has respect for Irving, as the two understood one another on and off the court.
Now that he knows Irving isn’t coming to the Lakers, James’ attention has returned to his current teammates. “My focus is shifted back to where it should be, and that’s this club now and what we have in the locker room,” he shared. Wilbon commented on how fast James was able to move on from the trade, but the Lakers star doesn’t like to focus on what could have been. “We had an opportunity. It didn’t happen,” James stated. We move on and we finish this season strong [and] try to get a bid into the postseason, where I feel, if we go in healthy, we can compete with anybody.”