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With Kyrie Irving and Caris LeVert leading way, Nets bond in L.A.

Caris LeVert and Kyrie Irving were in Los Angeles Thursday night to take an WNBA game, the W reports.

But that’s not the only reason the teammates are in southern California. For the second straight summer, the Nets are gathering in Los Angeles for workouts and bonding. LeVert told “The Jump” Wednesday that it’s been Irving taking the lead.

“He has been organizing the workouts. We’ve been out here (in L.A.) kinda as a team, we got like seven or eight guys out here working out. It’s been fun. It’s been competitive.”

LeVert also said he and Irving are becoming fast friends.

“I’ve talked to him a lot the past couple of days,” LeVert said. “Honestly, he’s a great teammate, a great person to be around, very competitive, very knowledgeable about the game. So, I can’t wait to continue to build that relationship with him on and off the court.

The Nets have a number of southern California connections. Spencer Dinwiddie, of course, grew up there as did David Nwaba and Jaylen Hands. Kevin Durant has a home in L.A. In the past two years, players have gathered there.

Speaking of Durant and Los Angeles, TMZ Sports had an exclusive of him walking the streets of L.A. without a crutch, the latest sign of progress in his rehab from his achilles tendon surgery.