Kyrie played well in two seasons with the Celtics but injuries marred their marriage. 

While fans speculated about him leaving Boston as a free agent in 2019, a report indicated Irving was interested in reuniting with James in Los Angeles. According to the source quoted therein, Irving was “genuinely” open to the possibility. But that noise was short-lived and the buzz died when the Lakers traded for Anthony Davis in June 2019.

The next month, Irving signed with the Brooklyn Nets.