NBA Insider gives update on possibility of LeBron James joining the Dallas Mavericks

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LeBron James' name was flooded across social media earlier this month as a rumor broke that Kyrie Irving was trying to recruit him to the Dallas Mavericks.

These rumors never went anywhere, as it was soon after shot down by Marc Stein as he said there was "roughly have zero chance of assembling a legitimate trade push for the Lakers' LeBron James," (subscription required).

There has been no talk of these rumors since James gave Irving an answer of "I'll think about it," a few days after the rumor started.

NBA Insider gives update on possibility of LeBron James joining the Dallas Mavericks

Bally Sports NBA Insider Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson has reported a large hunk of the rumors surrounding Irving and James teaming up in Dallas, and he gave fans an update on Thursday night as he talked to a source that is "in the know" of the situation if James getting traded to the Mavericks is likely.

To put it nicely, the source said no.

Robinson never named the source in his tweet, but from what it looks like, the James to Dallas rumors are over. It would have been hard for the Mavericks to land James in the first place, and this news puts the cherry on top when it comes to the possibility of James coming to Dallas.

It never really looked probable, but fans were speculating for the whole month on how James could land with the Mavs and what a big three of James, Irving, and Luka Doncic would look like. Just like Irving, Doncic also has a good relationship with James and would likely be excited to play with one of his favorite players growing up.

A trio of James, Irving, and Doncic would be the best big threes in NBA history as it features three future Hall Of Famers who all dominate the game in different ways. The Mavs would have to give up too much depth, but it would still be fun to watch.

NBA free agency starts in less than 12 hours, and the Mavericks must make moves to return to the playoffs. If Irving decides to re-sign with the Mavericks, he could try to push the front office to make a move for James, but it still looks unlikely at this point.

Stay tuned to see what moves the Mavs make in free agency and if they can somehow land James. It would be one of the biggest trades in NBA history, and the Mavericks would have the chance to build around three generational talents.