LeBron James reacts on Anthony Davis trade to the Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is excited to pair up with Anthony Davis.
After news broke that LA is acquiring Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for three players and picks, LeBron took it to Twitter to share his reaction. He posted a photo of him and AD wearing a Lakers jersey with the caption “AD on da way!! Let’s get it bro! Just the beginning.”
The Lakers acquired Davis from the Pelicans in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first round picks — including the fourth overall pick in next week’s NBA Draft. LA also gave New Orleans the rights to swap picks with them in 2023 and 2025.
When the Lakers signed LeBron to a four-year deal last summer, the expectations changed. From a rebuilding team, the Purple and Gold have transformed into a franchise with a win-now mindset. Unfortunately, injuries prevented LA from making the playoffs.
Moreover, drama also followed them all season long. Just before their final regular season game, Magic Johnson stepped down as the team’s president of basketball operations. A few days later, Luke Walton was fired as the head coach.
It seemed that things were starting to go from bad to worse for the Lakers. However, they slowly but surely built their way back up to respectability. The Lakers hired Frank Vogel as their new head coach, with Jason Kidd as his top assistant. The team then landed the fourth overall pick in last month’s draft lottery, and now they have Davis.
The Lakers will now set their focus on free agency, with reports claiming that they will prioritize Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker.
LeBron’s first year with the Lakers may have been wasted, but he has three years left in his contract. The pressure is back at an all-time high for him to deliver a championship to the City of Angels.
Fortunately for him, he will not be alone in this quest. He now has AD and more help is expected to come. Things are looking good for the Lakers.