The worst kept secret in the NBA is that LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers desperately want Anthony Davis on their roster. Pressure continues to hit the New Orleans Pelicans as they are struggling to make the playoffs this season.
LeBron James intentionally made a public comment about wanting the team to acquire Davis if possible. Rival General Managers feel this is a tampering violation and is undermining the small market teams. Woj reported an anonymous GM said the following:
“It’s New Orleans’ problem today, and a problem with a different player tomorrow for the rest of us. It’s open season on small markets and our players.”
The GM also claimed that James’ comments about a player on another team joining the Lakers is tampering. LeBron is very aware of his actions and comments. There’s definitely fire where there’s smoke here.