“We had an opportunity, it didn’t happen,” Lebron James expresses disappointment on the Lakers missing out on Kyrie Irving.

Lebron James talks about a missed opportunity in trading for Kyrie Irving and shifting focus on to the rest of the season.


“We had an opportunity, it didn’t happen,” Lebron James expresses disappointment on the Lakers missing out on Kyrie Irving.

Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have had a rocky season so far, to say the least. The Lakers currently sit 13th in the Western Conference and are struggling. Meanwhile, Kyrie Irving handed in a trade request which was the perfect scenario for the Lakers as Kyrie and Lebron have great chemistry, as seen during their time in Cleveland. However, things did not go as planned. The Dallas Mavericks traded for Kyrie, leaving the Lakers empty-handed.

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I know I have great chemistry with him on the floor, and it can help to win championships,” said Lebron James in his recent interview with ESPN. Lebron and Kyrie won the 2016 championship with the Cavaliers and made 3 finals together.

The King also praised Kyrie’s talent and expressed that he was disappointed with the fact that they could not land Kyrie.

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Lebron James feels that the Lakers can beat anyone when healthy

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Lebron described himself as ‘shifting focus’ in the trade market as they have half a season ahead of them. “When healthy, we can compete with anybody,” he said while talking about the rest of their season. His mindset is clear, they need to make the playoffs. Last year was the first time since 2005 that Lebron missed the playoffs while healthy.

The Lakers have shown glimpses of brilliance when Lebron, AD, and Russ are fit. They won 5 of their last 8 games when AD was fit and performing at a high level. Therefore you can see where Lebron is coming from, although the Lakers still have a lot to improve on both sides of the ball.

The Lakers need to follow suit with Lebron and shift their focus to the remainder of this season. The Lakers are still way behind Lebron’s playoff ambitions, and they will take a historic turnaround to make it. Such a comeback could have been much easier if they had landed Kyrie Irving.

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