The LA Lakers lost out on the Kyrie Irving sweepstakes, and Lakers fans are fed up.
On Sunday, it was announced that Irving would be traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
Two days after Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Nets, he has been traded to the Mavericks to join forces with Luka Dončić, sources tell @ShamsCharania.
More on a developing story, days ahead of the NBA trade deadline:https://t.co/LRHPj9Ajm2 pic.twitter.com/hI5tq98weT
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) February 5, 2023
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers were trying to trade for Irving, but the Nets liked the Mavericks’ offer better.
The Nets-Mavericks talks accelerated on a trade today, sources said. The Lakers and Nets had several conversations on a potential deal, but Nets preferred Mavs’ package — getting back a point guard and wing to plug in now plus the future picks.
Mavericks GM Nico Harrison has a long history with Irving going back to their Nike days together – and Jason Kidd wanted this trade. Dallas needed a second star for Luka Doncic and gets him with Irving. Mavs can see how it goes and decide on new deal in offseason.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2023
Disgusted Lakers fans are now calling Jeanie Buss to sell the team after failing to acquire Irving.
LeBron walking into Jeanie Buss' office pic.twitter.com/W1dJM28oyj
— Covers (@Covers) February 5, 2023
Jeanie Buss needs to sell the team
— f (@sosa__f) February 5, 2023
It's time for Jeanie Buss to fire Rob Pelinka and then sell the team to somebody who is actually rich and will spend some money. #Lakers
— Brett Rasdall (@BrettRasdall) February 5, 2023
JEANIE BUSS SELL THE TEAM @JeanieBuss
— music by k-wiz (@musicbykwiz) February 5, 2023
@JeanieBuss sell the team you got us fans out here cooked
— Jaydan⁶𓅓 (@dippedinsaaucee) February 5, 2023
Jeanie buss needs to sell the @Lakers
— LA Sports Fan For Life (@RaiderMatt5204) February 5, 2023