• 12/4/18: Rumors that Davis will be traded to the Lakers begin.
• 12/20: LeBron admits that he’d like the Lakers to trade for Davis.
• 12/21: GMs of small market teams complain to the NBA about James’ “tampering.”
• 12/22: James fires back at angry GMs and has dinner with Davis, further fanning the flames.
• 12/28: The NBA warns teams about tampering thanks to LeBron openly recruiting Davis.
• 1/28: Davis officially requests a trade, Pelicans’ trade demands to the Lakers are revealed.
• 1/28: Pelicans complain to the league that James and the Lakers “tampered” with Davis.
• 2/3: Negotiations continue with the Pelicans countering the Lakers’ offer.
• 2/5: Lakers pull out of trade talks due to the Pelicans “outrageous” demands.
• 2/7: Report claims the Pelicans were trolling the Lakers the whole time as revenge for tampering with Davis and to wreck the Lakers’ team chemistry.
• 2/15: Pelicans fire their GM Dell Demps after Davis leaves the arena in the middle of a game.
• 2/16: James and Davis send the internet into meltdown when the two meet at the All-Star Game.
• 2/21: It’s announced that Davis will appear on LeBron’s show The Shop.
And now, on February 28th, the day after the Lakers and Pelicans faced off in Los Angeles, Twitter is once again aflame with reactions to something related to LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
That’s because with under a minute to play in the game, with the Lakers leading 120-117, James got off a wild one-footed three and drained it, all but sealing the win for L.A. The reaction of Anthony Davis to the shot was almost more than the internet could handle.
“That’s my boy. I’m going to be playing with him next year!” ~ Jeff Van Gundy with another dagger in Pelicans fans hearts.
Freudian slip much, L.A.?