The blockbuster trade isn't official, but that didn't stop LeBron James from weighing in.
A few hours after ESPN reported that the Lakers and Pelicans have agreed to a trade that would send Anthony Davis to Los Angeles, LeBron posted this on his Instagram feed.
LeBron is getting the running mate he desperately needs in LA. No offense to Kyrie Irving or Dwyane Wade, but Davis is the best player LeBron will play with during his Hall-of-Fame career.
So you can understand LeBron's excitement.
Even former Lakers president Magic Johnson likes the trade.
Yes, Magic just praised the guy he claims stabbed him in the back during his time with the Lakers. Weird times in Los Angeles.
Chances are, if any Warriors player acknowledges the trade on social media, they won't share the same level of excitement as LeBron.
The Lakers are re-tooling their roster just as the Warriors are licking their many, many wounds from an NBA Finals loss to the Toronto Raptors.
[RELATED: Lakers need more than Davis to win West]
Just two days after that bitter defeat, seeing LeBron and the Lakers acquire Davis is not the news they wanted.
It seems like we’ve been here before.
The Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers will match up for the third time this preseason Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
The two clubs played just two days ago at Staples Center, with the Lakers coming out on top with a 104-98 win.
Steph Curry will not play in the penultimate preseason game for Golden State, and forward Omari Spellman also will sit after a tweaked back suffered in Monday night’s loss.
Anthony Davis, who missed Monday’s game, is expected to suit up for Los Angeles.
[RELATED: How Steph plans to stay healthy through heavy workload]
Here’s how you can watch Warriors-Lakers online and on TV:
When: Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
Now this is the kind of content you are here for.
Steve Kerr spoke to reporters after shootaround Wednesday morning. And as he saw guard Klay Thompson walking nearby, the Warriors coach busted out the jokes.
"Klay, we don't really need at all," Kerr said.
After Thompson responded with "redshirt season," Kerr seized the opportunity to roast the two-time All-NBA selection.
"We're redshirting him, trying to get him bigger and stronger. Get him used to campus life. Academically, he's got a ways to go ..."
Klay is rehabbing his torn left ACL, and will be sidelined until at least the All-Star break.
It's possible that the five-time All-Star misses the whole season, hence the "redshirt" reference.
[RELATED: Dubs' Spellman out for tonight's preseason game at Lakers]
But the Warriors sure hope that doesn't become the reality and Klay is able to come back at the end of the regular season for a playoff push.
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