Lakers Contemplated Moving LeBron James After AD Fiasco: Report

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Back within the early phases of February, information leaked that Anthony Davis needed out of New Orleans and that his premiere vacation spot could be the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis and Lakers celebrity LeBron James are good associates and share an agent in Rich Paul. This relationship led some to imagine that there was some tampering concerned when it got here to all the rumors that leaked. According to a brand new report from Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, Lakers proprietor Jeanie Buss suspected Paul was behind most of the leaks. The report states that Buss even thought of buying and selling James to rid the workforce of Paul's presence.

Per Bleacher Report:

"The topic of transferring James, nonetheless, was contemplated by the Lakers, a workforce supply stated, weeks earlier than Van Gundy aired it. When rumors engulfed the workforce on the February commerce deadline that it was prepared to commerce anybody apart from James to amass All-Star ahead Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans, James’ agent, Rich Paul, was broadly accused of spreading these rumors as a result of Davis can be certainly one of his purchasers."

In the report, Bucher acknowledges that Paul is adamant he by no means leaked any data and that he reached out to Buss to make that clear. Obviously, that dialog paid off as a result of LeBron remains to be a member of the Lakers.

Regardless, it has been a tumultuous season in Los Angeles to say the least.