Amid all the chaos in Brooklyn, Kyrie Irving isn’t bothered about anything but how he can make it evident that he just wants to play for the Lakers.
Irving to Los Angeles is all but done. The Nets and the Lakers might still be going through about how it should be done but the day is nearing that we would see the $36.9 million man landing in LA.
There are still plenty of teams interested in getting the 30-year-old point guard’s services both in the Eastern and Western Conferences. The Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks are some of them if rumours are to be believed.
But the presence of ball-dominant players like James Harden and Luka Doncic in those teams might come in the way of how he operates. And no championship-contending team would risk having that troublesome guy with an upset mood about how he should be playing.
Also, the 7x All-Star has clearly made up his mind about where he wants to live and play and if his club hasn’t started doing their due diligence he has taken a step towards it, and a major one.
Kyrie Irving has purchased a $3.7 million mansion in LA
Irving started planting seeds about whom he wants to play with following their first-round premature exit from the 2022 Playoffs. He started that by praising his former Cavaliers teammate LeBron James, about whom he rarely had any good things to say since he left Cleveland for Boston in 2017.
That ploy caught a drastic speed when he prolonged opting in for his last year of contract with the Nets which had everyone in Brooklyn on their toes. By the time he opted in he had made it pretty clear that he wants to be in LA next season, if not this one.
Now he has done something much more substantial that makes his desire even clearer. Rumours are that he bought a $3.7 million mansion in LA on Saturday.
Kyrie Irving bought a $3.7 Million mansion in Los Angeles yesterday 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/QqaAZse5n1
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentralI) July 3, 2022
Now, that doesn’t mean that the deal is all done. If the Nets can still find a better option to get something better in return and if a team is willing to risk it all to get 1-year of Kyrie’s services, all of this could still go south.