LeBron going to Dallas seems unlikely.

The Athletic’s dedicated LA Lakers reporter Jovan Buha reported on Kyrie Irving’s recruitment of LeBron James on the 6th (below).

In the early hours of the 6th, news broke that caught the attention of NBA fans. Kyrie Irving was reportedly trying to convince LeBron James to move to Dallas to form a big three of Irving, LeBron, and Doncic.

With prominent reporters like The Athletic’s Shams Kharania and Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes covering the story, the idea of Irving recruiting LeBron gained some credibility. The question is, is there a chance that LeBron could actually team up with Irving for the first time since their Cleveland days?

Under contract with the Lakers through the 2024-2025 season (with a player option for the final season), a trade is pretty much the only way for LeBron to play in Dallas next season. However, at this point, the odds of the Lakers trading LeBron to Dallas are not very high.스포츠토토

According to a sub-reporter, “The possibility of LeBron James joining Dallas next season is ‘not realistic,’ according to a Lakers official. The closest thing to bringing LeBron to Dallas would be a trade. However, the current state of Dallas’ roster and draft picks make it unlikely that the Lakers would be attracted to a deal.”

There’s only so much Dallas can give up to acquire LeBron while still having the resources to challenge for a championship. LeBron is 84 years old and still going strong. Given his star power and accumulated experience, his trade value is likely to be significant.

The maximum package Dallas could put together to acquire LeBron would be a draft pick, including this year’s No. 10 pick, plus prospects Josh Green and Jayson Hardaway, plus veterans to help with salary cap space.

The sideline reporter, who said the Lakers were not interested in the counteroffer they could get from Dallas, explained that the Lakers would not send LeBron to Dallas unless Luka Doncic was for sale. In other words, a trade is virtually impossible.

Even if LeBron were to succumb to Irving’s persuasion and move to Dallas, he would have to jump through a lot of hoops. Unless something dramatic happens, it’s unlikely that LeBron will end up in Texas at this point.

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