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Colin Cowherd Believes The Lakers Need To Land Kyrie Irving To Once Again Become A Fun Watch For Fans: "When LeBron And AD Are Out, They're Not Competitive, They're Not Good, They're Not A Fun Watch."

Colin Cowherd Believes The Lakers Need To Land Kyrie Irving To Once Again Become A Fun Watch For Fans: "When LeBron And AD Are Out, They're Not Competitive, They're Not Good, They're Not A Fun Watch."

The Los Angeles Lakers had a troublesome 2021-22 NBA season. From the superteam experiment failing to miss the postseason, it was a forgettable season for the 17-time NBA champions.

Evidently, the Purple and Gold are doing everything in their power to have a progressive offseason and overcome their shortcomings from the last season. Unfortunately for the Lakers, things haven't gone in their favor until now.

While they have added a few decent pieces to the roster, a big move that most Lakers fans expected to happen is yet to take place. If you have followed the NBA during the offseason, then you must be aware of the fact that the Lakers have been constantly linked to the Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving.

Irving was initially believed to have an irreparable relationship with the Nets as he delayed in signing a new contract with the franchise. At the end of the day, he ended up opting into his player option.

However, that didn't stop rumors of Kyrie being traded to the Lakers after Kevin Durant also requested a trade out of the Brooklyn Nets. As of now, the Lakers are finally ready to offer the maximum number of future picks that the Nets demanded in return for Kyrie.

Now, the ball is in the Nets' court, and it all depends on them whether they want to accept the trade offer by the Lakers or not. NBA analyst Colin Cowherd reacted to this and believed the Nets should accept the offer. He additionally took a shot at the Lakers as well by mentioning that adding Irving to the team would be beneficial for the franchise in several ways.

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"If I'm Brooklyn, I would do that. I get two first-round picks, cos I don't think you want to be in the Kyrie business long-term and I actually think he has massive value to the Lakers. I don't have to like Kyrie long-term, but if you give me a couple of years of LeBron, Kyrie, and Anthony Davis, it makes them in a very competitive sports market consumable.

Lakers problem now is they're not a good watch. When LeBron and AD are out, they're not competitive, they're not good, they're not a fun watch."

It's true that for the last two seasons, the Lakers have simply been abysmal when both AD and James have been sidelined for any reason.

The Lakers need a player who can still lead the team to wins if the two superstars are unable to play a game for whatever reason. But the question of the hour remains: Is Kyrie that player? Well, Cowherd seems to believe so.