posted by Heretic
I absolutely LOVE the theory that NO responded to James' "tampering" by stating he wanted to play with Davis (in quotes because it was more ESPN spinning an "I'd love to play with him" quote into a big story than anything else because they're fucks) and Davis requesting a trade to get LAL to openly say that everyone but James is on the table, so they could basically be "Nah, not that interested guys!"
In one fell swoop, the Lakers look like clowns for being "almost EVERYONE can go!!!" publicly and all their young players are demoralized because they know GM LeBron would dump any or all of them in a heartbeat if he can get a shiny new toy in return because a serious (and aging) ring-chaser doesn't want to wait for young guys to develop when he can trade them out to create his latest "three main men; a bunch of role-players" masterpiece.
This level of petty is even more entertaining that the usual "Durant being a bitch about something" or "Butler trying to sabotage his team" stuff!
I'm not crying about him being gone. I'm probably the only one but I think this is the beginning of his body starting to age/break down. Now I don't think he's going to physically fall off a cliff but I think the injuries will be more nagging, going forward.