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The Los Angeles Lakers' rival in the race for Kyrie Irving

This team could stand in the way of the Lakers.

By James Brown

This team could stand in the way of the Lakers.
This team could stand in the way of the Lakers.
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As the days go by, nerves are growing as the NBA season gets underway. One of the main reasons for such nerves is the possible arrival of Kyrie Irving to the Lakers. Supposedly Kyrie Irving will most likely come to the Lakers in exchange for Russell Westbrook and 2 first-round picks ( 2027 y 2029). But although everything points to the current Brooklyn Nets point guard coming to the Californian team, in the last few hours has been a new protagonist that threatens to take Irving.

The last team the Los Angeles Lakers beat in the Finals (19-20 season), the Miami Heat, has shown interest in the Brooklyn  Nets player. According to Sean Deveney NBA insider and content editor for, an Eastern Conference executive stated that the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers are potential teams the Nets could negotiate with regarding Irving.  "If they're resigned to losing K.D., I don't see why they would keep Kyrie in place, too," the executive said. "You'd really have to get younger. They would have to look around and maybe revisit the Lakers stuff. The Heat, too, but the Lakers had a framework on a deal."

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There isn't a clear name for the Florida team to part with, but if Irving were to make the team, it would be a nice boost for them. Last season, Irving averaged 27.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 41.8 percent from beyond the arc. But the entire Laker nation is hoping the aforementioned will suit up in purple and gold and form a promising big 3 alongside King LeBron James and "The Brow" Anthony Davis.

The race for Kyrie and Kevin Durant is on. In addition to what Sean Deveny said, insider Brandon Scoop B Robinson of Bally Sports said, "Miami Heat could be in play for Kyrie Irving or Kevin Durant," adding that "they both know what they're worth, they know what they can bring to an organization, and I don't think they're rushing to make the magic happen for the Nets. I'm looking at a possible situation where Miami could have Tyler Herro, Kyle Lowry, and Max Strus available, as well as a first-round pick for Kyrie Irving and a second-round pick."

Who will get Kyrie Irving?

As we mentioned, the problem for Miami is not who comes in but who goes out. In the case of the Lakers, Russell Westbrook has practically packed his bags to leave Los Angeles before training camp while Miami is not sure who will leave because they put together a great team last season, so much so that they were the number 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, ahead of the winners of the area; the Boston Celtics. Once again, all that remains is to wait.




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