Bucher: "It's between the Lakers & Nets for Kyrie Irving," Kobe recruiting him

You already stunted Jayson Tatum's growth last summer. Kindly stay away from Kyrie.

Another day another Kyrie Irving rumor. More fun when the rumors were about other teams' free agents like Kevin Durant, Al Horford, and Gordon Hayward possibly joining the Celtics, but that's life I guess.

So we've heard the Irving to the Lakers rumor be shot down by people close to Kyrie. And we've also heard the Nets rumor recently. Then there also was the 95% chance Irving goes to the Knicks rumor. Needless to say everyone can't be right. The new wrinkle hear is the Kobe recruiting part.

I think by now we have the field of contender for Kyrie. There's Boston, the two New York teams, the Lakers and I'm going to add that I can see a Clippers rumor before its all said and done. Normally I'd guess with all this smoke, I think Kyrie is gone, but he's definitely an unique individual. Could still see him choosing to stay in Boston. I wouldn't bet money on it, but I think it's still very much in play despite what all the pundits are saying.