Kyrie Irving Believes LeBron James ‘Definitely’ Should Have Been Named MVP

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Also a native of Southern California, George has always been thought to be eyeing a chance to join the Lakers, but his time spent with Oklahoma City may have given him second thoughts about leaving Russell Westbrook and Co. A recent report by the Orange County Register's Mark Heisler included this quote from a source identified as a general manager for an Eastern Conference team: "LeBron is doing what he does: calling players on other teams he wants to play with".

Apparently, one of the delays to date has been James' commitment to his National Basketball Association contract with Cleveland Cavaliers (don't ask me, not my sport).

Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers received Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

What's unique about this particular message is that it's also reportedly connected to the release, via Instagram TV, of either a trailer or documentary for the movie, "Space Jam 2", in which James will play the leading role.

The trio of reporters also mentioned that the Lakers are receiving pressure to acquire Leonard before James thinks about committing to signing with them.

As of now, the Cavaliers have their backs against the wall when it comes to LeBron James. George ironically was in a similar position as Leonard - entering the final year of his contract and openly telling teams his preference was to be traded to the Lakers. George may not be the best perimeter defender in the game, but he is more than capable of slowing down players like Kevin Durant.

James finished the regular season with 17 double-doubles of points and rebounds and 15 of points and assists, as well as 18 triple-doubles of points, rebounds and assists.

Perhaps the only one to do so was Dominique Wilkins, who averaged 27.9 points per game for two seasons after popping his Achilles in early 1992.

It is still possible that James and George stick with their current teams, but teaming up in Los Angeles would make a lot of sense for both players.

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