Report: Clippers Have Made "A Strong Offer" For Kyrie Irving

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue knows all about Kyrie Irving. You might recall, he once coached Irving (and some guy named LeBron James) to an NBA championship in Cleveland in 2016.

So if he thinks he can get the controversial, problematic poing guard to "play ball", as it were, maybe the Clippers brass has to believe him. And they're apparently going all in. 

And it comes down to the fact that Lue is ready to embrace Irving once again:

Not only have the Clippers made a strong offer to the Nets for Irving, but Lue is also ready to reunite with his former player, league sources who were granted anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the subject tell The Athletic.

This sentiment was echoed by Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times. "The Clippers’ efforts to add him have been heartily supported by coach Tyronn Lue, who coached Irving in Cleveland during the high-water mark of the guard’s career, the Cavaliers’ 2016 championship run."

This puts a damper on LeBron's efforts, down the hall at Arena, to reunite with Kyrie. 

This 'Battle of Los Angeles' could be the NBA's greatest show over the next four days leading up to the trade deadline on Thursday. 

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