LeBron James had remained quiet for many of Sunday after former teammate Kyrie Irving was traded to the Mavericks and to not the Lakers for a reunion.

James did break the ice, nevertheless, with a cryptic three-word message on Twitter later Sunday night time: ‘Perhaps It’s Me.”

Whereas it’s unclear what the four-time world champion meant by that, it’s straightforward to take a position that he was referring to Irving leaving Brooklyn for Dallas in return for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, an unprotected 2029 first-round choice in addition to 2027 and 2029 second-round picks.

The Lakers, who’re making an attempt to inject some life into their season, tried to get entangled as Irving was considering coming to L.A. and James had mentioned including the star guard would clearly assist the workforce. The Lakers are at the moment 25-29 and in 13th place within the West – 2.5 video games out of the play-in match.

LeBron James posted a cryptic tweet after his former star teammate was dealt to a distinct workforce.
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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, in New York.
Irving was dealt to Dallas for quite a few picks and two position gamers.
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James and Irving performed three seasons collectively in Cleveland, successful an NBA championship with the Cavaliers throughout the 2015-16 marketing campaign. The dynamic duo break up up a 12 months later after tensions between the 2 grew. Irving left for Boston and James bolted for the Lakers in 2018.

There was some perception Los Angeles was Irving’s desired vacation spot, however ESPN reported the Nets most popular Dallas’ commerce package deal to those mentioned with the Lakers.

Except Los Angeles makes a transfer earlier than Wednesday’s NBA commerce deadline, James can be left making an attempt to tug an already underachieving to the postseason.