Kyrie Irving has not talked to Celtics’ brass about signing LeBron James

On the surface, the idea of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving teaming up together makes absolutely no sense. Their ugly relationship culminated in a divorce of epic proportions prior to the start of the 2017-18 season. Since then, Irving has thrown a ton of shade in James’ direction.

But weirder things have indeed happened. Now a member of the Boston Celtics, Irving’s new squad is one of the teams closely linked to LeBron in what will be a drama-filled free agent tour for the game’s best player next month.

In taking about the possibility of the Celtics signing James, Irving noted that “in this business, I’ve experienced it all and I’ve seen a lot so we’ll see what management decides.”  In video captured by ESPN’s Chris Forsberg, Irving also noted that he has not had any conversations with Boston’s brass about potentially signing James.

At this point, it seems that the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers are the two front runners to sign LeBron. Though, we can certainly expect Boston to be in the mix this summer.

As it relates to Irving’s long-term future with the Celtics, he didn’t mince words. The All-Star will not be signing an extension this summer. In fact, he’s not even open to the idea of talking about an extension.

Given that Irving could earn a lot more cash in free agency next summer, this makes a ton of sense from a financial perspective. With that said, it’s led to speculation that Boston might look to move him in a trade this summer rather than losing him in free agency.