Jalen Rose, a NBA analyst who was burned down by a Los Angeles’ member, has brought the fire back to the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has now claimed that handling of trade conversations for Anthony Davis tore LA Lakers‘ locker room apart.
The Lakers team witnessed one more loss, and that’s embarrassing. They lost to the New Orleans Pelicans that was playing without Davis on the field. LeBron James had activated his playoff mode. So, it clearly shows that this locker room is maligned to a whole next level at the moment.
Rose said that they have been talking about the same since Christmas, and it tore the Lakers’ locker room apart once the trade rumors became something for public consumption. He also added that the players will come out on the field to compete because they are professionals, but everyone should notice the name on the back of the jersey.
Continuing, he said that those guys will trade five of them for one player, if they had to. That became the root cause of their locker room’s fracture. They are 9-16 since that specific point. And it’s not because LeBron isn’t a great player and everybody fell back on the crutch. It’s like that they will make into the playoffs just because they have LeBron. They are not going to crack the playoffs because they are in the West and it’s a lot tougher this year. He concluded.
The crack in this locker room was clearly visible when Magic Johnson needed to immediate address the team right after talks with the Pelicans went south and the trade deadline passed. Along with it, the player slike Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac, Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley, and others were involved in trade rumors.
The main advice of Johnson to his guys was to be professionals. But, that’s a lot easier said that done. It’s because most of those involved have only been playing in the NBA league for three years or less.
The motto of “everyone but LeBron James is fair game” caused a rift between the players and the front office. That’s not all, it also created tensions between the young core and their leader.
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