NBA's CBA May Prevent LeBron James-Kyrie Irving Reunion

It's becoming evident that LeBron James and Kyrie Irving want to get back together this summer.

Making that happen is a completely different matter.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Irving reached out to James on Monday to see if he'd be interested in joining the Dallas Mavericks. 

However, a Los Angeles Lakers source told Jovan Buha of The Athletic that that was "unrealistic,"

and numerous sources indicated the Lakers "aren't interested in what Dallas could offer in a trade."

James is in the first year of a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension he signed with the Lakers in August,

while Irving will become a free agency in July. It would be lot easier for Irving to join James in Los Angeles than vice versa, though that also does not appear likely.

The NBA's collective bargaining agreement may bear some of the responsibility for this.