James weighs in on Mavericks trading Barnes mid-game

James weighs in on Mavericks trading Barnes mid-game

James weighs in on Mavericks trading Barnes mid-game

The Mavericks informed Barnes and his agent, Jeff Schwartz, that a trade might be in the works, but the forward made a decision to play against Charlotte anyway, according to former Boston Celtics great Paul Pierce and the New York Times' Marc Stein.

James, the Lakers star, discussed the mid-game trade on Instagram later Wednesday.

The 26-year-old is averaging 17.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in 48 appearances this season.

Barnes was traded while he was in the midst of the Mavericks' game against the Hornets.

His caption read, "So let me guess this is cool cause they had to do what was best for the franchise right???" "I'm not knocking who traded him because it's a business and you have to do what you feel what's best [sic] but I just want this narrative to start to get REAL/CHANGE".

Barnes was traded for Kings forwards Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson.


Part of the reason for James' frustration could be the backlash against Davis, after he requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans. I'm OK with both honestly.

I'm not the only one who thought the King had a point.

James also asked people to call a spade a spade.

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. I think everybody knows how close we were. The Lakers have reportedly been trying to acquire him before Thursday's deadline.

As of Wednesday night, four former UNC players have now been traded before the deadline including Wayne Ellington and Reggie Bullock.

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