LeBron James Puts Mavs on Blast for Trading Harrison Barnes Mid-Game
- Author: Angelo Rivera Feb 08, 2019,
Feb 08, 2019, 0:58
National Basketball Association veteran Harrison Barnes looked just as shocked as everyone else when he learned during the middle of the game against the Charlotte Hornets that he was being traded to the Sacramento Kings. The problem was that the Mavs traded Barnes mid-game.The former National Basketball Association champion was still on the bench during their 99-93 win against the Charlotte Hornets when the news flashed on the arena monitors at some point during the 3rd quarter. Barnes has had a down shooting year overall, but he's actually having a career year from three when you factor in percentage and volume - 39 percent on over six 3-pointers a game.
His caption read, "So let me guess this is cool cause they had to do what was best for the franchise right???" He did not play in the second half and it was unclear whether he knew about the pending trade while sitting on the Mavs' bench.
"I'm ok with both honestly, truly am", James wrote in the post. Brewer claimed that James has been "transparently conniving" in possibly encouraging Anthony Davis to demand a trade from the Pelicans that ideally, at least for the New Orleans star and James himself, would result in him in them joining forces in Los Angeles.
LeBron James unloaded on the hypocrisy of National Basketball Association trades via an Instagram post on Wednesday. A great influence on the team, also in this community. I'm not knocking who traded him because it's a business and you have to do what you feel what's best. "He had an imprint so we're going to miss him". "But just from [scouting], he's always on the scouting board".
As of Wednesday night, four former UNC players have now been traded before the deadline including Wayne Ellington and Reggie Bullock.
On the screen, it was displayed that he had been sent to Sacramento by the Mavs.
The Kings will use their remaining $10.5 million of cap space to acquire Barnes. Barnes has a player-option on his $25 million deal for the 2019-2020 season.