LeBron James: Lakers star posts FURIOUS trade message on Instagram

UNC Alumni in NBA: Harrison Barnes, Justin Jackson part of Kings-Mavs trade

UNC Alumni in NBA: Harrison Barnes, Justin Jackson part of Kings-Mavs trade

LeBron James highlighted the hypocrisy between a team trading a player and a player asking for a trade in an Instagram post about Harrison Barnes getting traded to the Sacramento Kings.

LeBron James wants the "narrative" around player movement to change in the National Basketball Association as the Los Angeles Lakers superstar called out a double-standard after Harrison Barnes was traded by the Dallas Mavericks. The timing was agreed upon during the game, according to Schwartz, and Barnes wanted to play.

James went on to write that he saw a double standard with how people react to players changing teams in free agency or requesting trades - often calling them selfish - compared to their reactions when franchises ship out their own players. The two-time NBA All-Star (2010 & 2013) also won Most Improved Player Award honors in 2003-04 after raising his scoring average by almost 12 points per game.

"Just call a spade a spade!"

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, the centerpiece of this year's mid-season trade rumors, liked James' post along with Portland Trailblazers star guard CJ McCollum.

Harrison Barnes leaves the court after a game against the Hornets during which he was traded from the Mavericks to the Kings. "He had an imprint so we're going to miss him". He's tallying 26.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in his first season in Los Angeles. "I know that firsthand".

The NBA can really be a ruthless business, and it just showed on full display on the eve of the trade deadline.

"Look, this is madness right now, this week is just a zoo", the coach said of the period leading into the trade deadline. The Mavericks, in turn, will shed Barnes's contract, which is set to pay him $25 million next season, giving Dallas the salary-cap room to pursue a high-profile free agent in the offseason.

Recommended News

  • Sudbury under freezing rain warning

    Sudbury under freezing rain warning

    We see a break from precipitation much of Wednesday before the next approaching area of low pressure arrives Thursday . The National Weather Service in Flagstaff expects a combination of rain and snow with snow levels close to 6,500 feet.
    Kaepernick mural removed before Super Bowl to be replaced

    Kaepernick mural removed before Super Bowl to be replaced

    But she believes she can perform at those events outside the championship game without directly supporting the NFL . Then again, we should all have expected nothing less considering how the past few years have been going.
    Liverpool boss Klopp no fan of Monday night football

    Liverpool boss Klopp no fan of Monday night football

    Pablo Zabaleta will take up the right-back slot, while Aaron Cresswell will come in for Arthur Masuaku on the left-side. Their most potent goal threat, Marko Arnautovic, is expected to have recovered from injury in time for this match.
  • Floodwaters wreak havoc in northeastern Australia

    Floodwaters wreak havoc in northeastern Australia

    A silver lining to the deluge is that drought-stricken farmers in western Queensland have been boosted by the soaking. Weather authorities are warning there'll be more heavy rains accompanied by destructive winds in the coming days.
    Jury set for deliberations at trial of El Chapo

    Jury set for deliberations at trial of El Chapo

    A judge has been giving instructions to jurors at the US drug-trafficking trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo . The document says other co-operating witnesses have backed up the claims about El Chapo's interactions with underage girls.
    Incey: Man Utd must choose Pochettino over Solskjaer

    Incey: Man Utd must choose Pochettino over Solskjaer

    He now looks a completely different player to the one who's development halted under Jose Mourinho . Paul is a fantastic midfielder and he can always improve.
  • Memphis Grizzlies to trade Marc Gasol to Toronto Raptors

    Memphis Grizzlies to trade Marc Gasol to Toronto Raptors

    However, those discussions were for a enormous move involving Kyle Lowry , Jonas Valanciunas , and Mike Conley. Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press says that the Pistons "aren't expecting to land Conley" at the moment.
    LeBron James thinks trade rumors have been 'tough' on young Lakers

    LeBron James thinks trade rumors have been 'tough' on young Lakers

    The trade deadline will pass Thursday, so those "LeBron's going to trade you" chants should die down after that. Davis hasn't played since January 19 due to a hand injury, but was cleared for practice Monday.
    Family focus for start of Year of the Pig

    Family focus for start of Year of the Pig

    They have great concentration: Once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. These are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig .
  • Real Madrid Barcelona Match Preview

    Real Madrid Barcelona Match Preview

    In view of their recent form, the Real Madrid players regain confidence in their chances of winning the historic treble. It was an unusual delay by the club, which normally is quick to release reports about its players' injuries.
    Measles Cases Confirmed In Washington State

    Measles Cases Confirmed In Washington State

    But physicians and researchers have known for decades now that the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine is safe and effective. Early symptoms include a fever, runny nose and malaise, followed by a rash that starts around the head and moves down the body.
    Dustin Johnson wins controversial Saudi International golf tournament with late birdies

    Dustin Johnson wins controversial Saudi International golf tournament with late birdies

    He apologised for his behaviour and said in a statement released by the Tour: "I respect the decision of my disqualification". For most of the day, Johnson, the world No 3, appeared certain to enjoy a handsome lead going into today's final round.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.