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According to The Athletic’s Jovan Buha, the Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been privately “adamant” that the team still need to upgrade their roster by trading for the Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving:

“The primary complication in James’ decision was that he has been privately adamant that the Lakers still need to improve the current roster and trade for superstar point guard Kyrie Irving, league sources have told The Athletic,” Buha wrote.