The NBA season isn’t even over yet, and already the Kyrie rumor mill has been kicked into overdrive? 

On the latest episode of “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” the Ringer CEO mentioned a rumor that he’s heard since Lue and the Lakers agreed to go their separate ways.

“The rumor mill is fantastic,” Simmons said during a conversation with longtime Celtics radio play-by-play announcer Sean Grande. “I don’t mind passing along various things I’ve heard, including, somebody told me that Ty Lue — the Lakers had to back out of the Ty Lue thing because Ty Lue and Kyrie, they couldn’t be together again and Kyrie’s going to go there and that’s why that fell through. Not because of the contract. I have no idea if that’s true or not but that’s going to be the next two months of my life.”

Whispers of Irving potentially joining the Lakers began after Irving told reporters he called James to apologize for the way he acted upon his exit from the Cavs. Those rumors have grown louder over the last few months.

First of all, it should be noted that Simmons admits he doesn’t know if it’s true, but that’s the very definition of a rumor.

But Simmons is right, the rumor mill is fantastic. 

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