By Meng Bong-ju [Sports Illustrated] The Los Angeles Lakers need to bring in a big name to keep LeBron James from retiring.토토사이트

American sports media outlet ‘The Athletic’ reported on May 25 (KST), “The Los Angeles Lakers will be heavily linked to two players this summer. Kyrie Irving and Trae Young. They will be scrambling to land either player.”

After reaching the Western Conference Finals this season, the Lakers have a lot of immediate work to do. First, they need to get their hands on Austin Reeves and Rui Hachimura, who are both restricted free agents.

Both players have been on the radar of fans for their playoff performances. The Lakers’ front office is willing to re-sign Reeves and Hachimura on any terms.

The most important thing is to keep LeBron’s heart. After losing Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals to the Denver Nuggets, LeBron gave an interview that seemed to hint at retirement. “We’ll see what happens in the future. To be honest, I have a lot to think about. When I feel like I want to keep playing, I’ll come back,” he said.

In the United States, it’s widely believed that LeBron is not actually considering retirement, but rather playing a card to pressure the Lakers brass. It is a message to the Lakers to sign an All-Star player for a championship run.

LeBron James put pressure on the Los Angeles Lakers by playing the retirement card.

There are two players on the Lakers’ radar. One of them, Kyrie Irving, is a free agent this summer.

The Lakers have been rumored to be interested in Irving since last summer. LeBron and Irving’s relationship, the Lakers’ need for a mainstay and a scorer, and the Lakers’ situation came together.

The other is Atlanta Hawks ace Young. He’s a solid player, but there’s a lot of noise on the team. He had a power struggle with his coach, feuded with his teammates, and was rumored to be traded during the season.

Young is much more difficult to acquire than Irving. The Lakers don’t have the trade pieces to satisfy Atlanta.

Irving and Young are two of the best point guards in the league. Last season, Irving averaged 27.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.5 assists, and Young averaged 26.2 points and 10.2 assists.

If either of them were to sign, the Cavaliers would have a huge boost. LeBron could also be reassured and stop thinking about retirement.

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