Kyrie Irving has been reportedly trying to recruit LeBron to Dallas and Fox Sports’ Shannon Sharpe has shared his honest take on the rumors.
NBA Insider Shams Charania sent the NBA world into a spin when he tweeted Kyrie “has reached out to Lakers star LeBron James in attempts to see if James would come to Dallas.”
Sharpe, for one, is not buying into the hype.
The Undisputed host, who is a supporter and friend of James, believes that LeBron’s family will keep him in Los Angeles and playing for the purple and gold.
“I don’t think LeBron James uprooted his family from Cleveland, Ohio to come out here to LA to all of a sudden say ‘You know what, I want to spend my final couple of years in Dallas,'” Sharpe said.
Sharpe’s co-host Skip Bayless also added that Bronny James has just committed to the University of Southern California, which is close to home and no doubt LeBron and his wife Savannah would like that.
Beyond the basketball court, there are many reasons why King James would want to stay in LA, according to Sharpe.
“LeBron is not leaving LA,” Sharpe added. “Everything that he wanted, the thing that Magic Johnson sold him: ‘LeBron, you want to start a production company, you want to get into the movie business, you want to get into the TV business, it’s right here. You want to become a billionaire in the next five years, it’s right here.’”
All of this being said, the rumor mill is in full flight and Insider Scoop B Robinson spilled some tea on Twitter on Tuesday.
“Was told that Kyrie asked LeBron to come to Dallas and play for the Mavs,” Robinson tweeted.
“LeBron’s reply on the phone was: “I’ll think about it.”
Is it all cap? No cap? Guess we’ll have to wait and see this summer.