The NBA trade deadline came and went Thursday afternoon and Anthony Davis is not a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The New Orleans Pelicans center was not traded before 3 p.m. ET, even though the Lakers reportedly tried to acquire him over the last few weeks. The Pelicans should have more trade partners for Davis in the offseason, most notably the Boston Celtics, who covet Davis but couldn't acquire him prior to the trade deadline due to a league rule.
The Lakers' swing and miss drew plenty of reactions on social media, many of whom were quite pleased with Thursday's developments.
Here's a roundup of some of the best Twitter reaction to Davis remaining in New Orleans.
What the Lakers ordered vs. what came in the mail pic.twitter.com/RIuzvGpxml— SB Nation (@SBNation) February 7, 2019
The Lakers thought they were getting AD. They’re gonna get Bullock, Muscala, and Melo instead. pic.twitter.com/wCWAZ4URuz— Richard Ivanowski (@ivanowskinba) February 7, 2019
BRING ME YOUR TEARS LAKERS FANS— Mason Ginsberg (@MasonGinsberg) February 7, 2019
The entire Lakers roster rn pic.twitter.com/tmIoq1kg2r— Merry Tristmas 🎄 (@TheTristenBrown) February 7, 2019
Lonzo Ball has issued a statement pic.twitter.com/eISLuTdjKx— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 7, 2019
Lakers Title Odds— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) February 7, 2019
Before Trade Deadline: 16-1
After Trade Deadline: 40-1
(via Westgate) pic.twitter.com/sFf9dBpUdH
That Lakers locker room today...😬— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) February 7, 2019
LeBron in the Lakers locker room after he tried to trade the whole team 💀 pic.twitter.com/un0THY4wRg— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) February 7, 2019
Now, all those Lakers that were supposed to be in the trade get to bring the band back together for a big run at the 8 seed in the West! #awkward— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 7, 2019
"Magic Johnson guarantees Lakers will get another superstar" pic.twitter.com/F0iqE0Jgi3— Josh Eberley 🇨🇦 (@JoshEberley) February 7, 2019
What Dashboard Confessional song do you think Lakers fans are listening to right now? https://t.co/YPXB9zwnCm— Max Lederman (@Max_Lederman) February 7, 2019
Lakers wanted to trade for AD and instead they got Mike Muscala by dumping Zubac to the other team in LA and now half their team is pissed, they're gonna sign Melo, and give Boston has a chance to put together a better package for AD in the summer. You just HATE to see it.— sreekar (@sreekyshooter) February 7, 2019
Pelicans to the Lakers at the deadline: pic.twitter.com/tGeqNUMIz5— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) February 7, 2019
Reggie Bullock & Mike Muscala improve the Lakers' outside shooting, which was needed. But they should've placed a higher priority on that in the offseason so they didn't have to trade guys in an effort to fix that mistake now.— Laker Film Room (@LakerFilmRoom) February 7, 2019
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