The latest drama surrounding the Dallas Mavericks has fans split down the middle. Kyrie Irving wants to stay in Dallas and be a Maverick long-term, but he is also supposedly recruiting LeBron James to the team for the 2023-2024 season.
How much of this is true? Well, we don't exactly know. But The Athletic's Shams Charania reported it, and he is one of the most trusted in the business.
We thought it would be hard to get Irving to stay in Dallas because of the money situation, and it doesn't seem like that right now. All the "experts" seem to think Irving will want a big contract, more than what the Mavericks can afford. Dallas can't pay him too much if they expect a feasible team around their superstars.
Mavericks rumors: LeBron James gives Kyrie Irving an answer on the latest Dallas Mavericks drama
The decision to sign Irving long-term to the deal he wants has fans up in a frenzy, so you could only assume how they acted when the news dropped about the possibility of adding the most decorated player of this era.
That's right; the Mavericks could land the guy who is the NBA's all-time leading scorer. The guy Dallas once battled in the 2011 NBA Finals and got beat by Dallas to give the franchise its first ring, and he could be on the team come October.
Now a new layer has been peeled back.
Brandon Robinson, an NBA Insider for Bally Sports, reported that James' answer to Irving was, "I'll think about it." This turns the whole situation into an even bigger one.
Regardless of what the reports say, I don't think this ever happens. The Mavericks would have to give up too much of their future to make this trade, and they wouldn't have great depth outside of their big three. LeBron is also about to be 39 years old, and we don't know if he will be elite next season.
This situation is unfolding more and more right before our eyes. Now we have to sit back and see what happens next.