NBA legend Magic Johnson put up an explosive tweet about Kyrie Irving’s recent trade request away from the Brooklyn Nets.
Kyrie Irving has reportedly handed in a trade request at the Brooklyn Nets. The star guard who was recently named as a starter in the 2023 NBA All-star game has reportedly expressed his decision to leave for greener pastures 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.
Despite all the off-the-court drama this year, Irving has been an elite talent on the court. He was recently named an All-Star starter after averaging 27.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists across his first 40 games, and continues to be one of the best shooters and ball handlers in the game.
The trade will break up Irving’s duo with Kevin Durant in Brooklyn, as before Durant was sidelined with injury, he and Irving carried Brooklyn to a top spot in the Eastern Conference. Even with the former MVP out, they are still fourth with a record of 31-20 – and while the Nets would want to find a perfect destination to ship Irving off, it seems like he has found one.
Immediately after the reports of the 2016 NBA champion handing in a trade request at the Brooklyn Nets went viral, the Nets guard was linked with a move to the Los Angeles Lakers – particularly after Lakers legend Magic Johnson put out an explosive tweet.
What did Magic Johnson have to say about Kyrie Irving’s trade request?
The Los Angeles Lakers legend took to his Twitter to propose a possible destination for the want-away Nets superstar.
Ever since it was reported that Kyrie Irving handed in a trade request, he has been linked with the Los Angeles Lakers. After LeBron James put out a speculative tweet only moments after the news surfaced, Lakers legend Magic Johnson took the speculation a notch higher up as he was very blunt and explosive with his words – his suggestion for a possible destination for Irving.
Writing on his Twitter account, Johnson made his wish to see Irving in a Los Angeles Lakers jersey very clear as he wrote: “Personally, I’d love to see Kyrie in the purple and gold.”
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