LeBron James posted a cryptic message on his Twitter after Kyrie Irving made his move to the Dallas Mavericks official.
The Kyrie Irving saga came to a close after the Brooklyn Nets star was revealed to have joined the Dallas Mavericks. The star guard who was named as a starter in the 2023 NBA All-star game had expressed his decision to leave, after Shams Charania of The Athletic recently reported that the guard has informed the team that he wants to be moved or will leave in free agency.
However, as it turns out, the Brooklyn Nets seem to have found Irving’s next destination after several news reports confirmed that Irving was to be traded to the Dallas Mavericks. According to NBA Insider Shams Charania, Brooklyn Nets are trading Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a first-round and multiple second-round pick.
As it turns out – Irving will be plying his trade at the American Airlines Center soon. However, the Mavericks were not the only team in the West to go for Irving as the Los Angeles Lakers were also interested – with LeBron James hoping to reunite with his former teammate. Yet, the deal did not quite materialize which left James hinting at his disappointment on social media.
How did LeBron James hint at his disappointment on social media?
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar took to his Twitter to post a cryptic tweet that fans speculated was a reference to Irving’s move.
It was well reported that Irving wanted a reunion with his former teammate at the Lakers, but Tsai made sure that the wantaway superstar did not get what he wanted, and is instead on his way to Dallas. The news is rumoured to have left James disappointed, who tweeted the words “Maybe it’s me” – which his fans speculated was about Irving not joining him at the Lakers.
Regardless, the move hugely boosts the Mavericks’ ranks, who are currently sixth in the Western Conference and are without their talisman in Luka Doncic. Mavs fans will hope the Doncic and Irving pairing helps them qualify for the Playoffs – considering the form Irving has been in.