Jeff Van Gundy had a not so bright idea.
The former coach and current ABC/ESPN analyst was speaking to a national audience during the Lakers’ loss, their fifth in a row, to the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.
The exchange between Van Gundy and fellow analyst Mark Jackson went like this:
Van Gundy: I think in the offseason, they [Lakers] need to rebuild this roster, right? And to me, it could be a trade for an Anthony Davis, or I think they need to explore trading LeBron for getting as much as they can.
Jackson: What are you doing, seriously? No, seriously, what are you doing?
Van Gundy: You’ve got to get on the right timeline. I’m going to say, if I could trade him for the Clippers into cap space, which would give me a better chance to get Durant or Kawhi Leonard, would I not do that?
Jackson: OK, LeBron James is not getting traded. OK?
Van Gundy: You’ve got to put everything on the table.
Jackson: No, you can’t.
Jeff Van Gundy says the Lakers should consider trading LeBron over the summer ? pic.twitter.com/yVPGmujBs8
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 10, 2019
Some agree with this crazy line of thinking.
I agree with Jeff Van Gundy- Everything needs to be on the table for the Lakers this summer including no. 23.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) March 10, 2019
The Lakers will never trade LeBron.
End of story.
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