In a recent interview with Spanish outlet, AS.com, Kobe Bryant made some statements on the Lakers current situation. The Purple and Gold legend says he would trade Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma in a heartbeat if it meant bringing in New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis.
“Kuzma, Lonzo, Ingram… are the three of them better than Anthony Davis? No! Ciao! Bye! Anthony Davis is one of the best players in the world. Not currently, in history. What are we talking about? If you can trade for Anthony Davis, you do it. If not, alright. We have three players who are very young and work hard. They’re smart and they have to develop. But if you can trade for Anthony Davis… yes!” he said.
It seemed like Magic Johnson was also interested in making the trade happen, however, it seems New Orleans was never interested in trading. The Lakers reportedly offered up Ball, Ingram and Kuzma, Josh Hart and draft picks during the NBA trade deadline in February.
The Pelicans are set to keep Davis until the summer, with Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks also interested in the player.
Looks like Kobe and GM LeBron agree on one thing 😬
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