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LeBron James Completely Contradicts Himself With Sassy Response About Lakers’ Potential Trade Deadline Moves

LeBron James is not interested in speculating about the Lakers’ upcoming activity ahead of the trade deadline. He said that doing so would be disrespectful. However, history completely contradicts what James said to reporters earlier this week. The 39-year-old was asked whether he believes Los Angeles needs to make personnel moves at the NBA trade …
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LeBron James is not interested in speculating about the Lakers’ upcoming activity ahead of the trade deadline. He said that doing so would be disrespectful.

However, history completely contradicts what James said to reporters earlier this week.

The 39-year-old was asked whether he believes Los Angeles needs to make personnel moves at the NBA trade deadline as they sit at .500 through the first 42 games. His answer was sassy and untrue.

“I don’t play fantasy basketball,” James said. “What I do is focus on the guys that’s here and in this uniform, and show up to work every day. It’s too disrespectful to be thinking about what we need or what we don’t have. I don’t do that to my teammates.”

His stance on the topic is admirable. If anything, choosing not to comment on any ongoing discussions about the roster is exactly the stance he should take.

But to say that he “doesn’t do that” because it is “disrespectful” to speculate is ludicrous.

Every team that has involved James has gone through a pretty major roster overhaul. Many of the changes happen mid-season. It happens so often that fans often call him “LeGM.”

LeBron James has repeatedly discussed his teams needing to make a personnel move in the past. To say that is not something that he does is simply untrue.

For example, James openly stated his disappointment when Los Angeles was unable to acquire Kyrie Irving— even though Russell Westbrook was still on the team at the time!

Even earlier this year, James said that things needed to change and even went so far as to say that his son, Bronny, could play on the current Lakers team. That is a real thing that he said!

While James’ recent stance on roster discussions is completely fair, to try and claim that it is not his nature to make comments about his team is simply untrue.